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Lafitte or Delacroix?

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I'll be in Destrehan on a job for a few months this spring and I'm planning on bringing my boat with me. I'm a TN native but plan on doing some fishing while I'm there. I've been doing some scouting on the Lafitte area and the Delacroix area. Which of those areas would you guys recommend for me to start with for someone new to the area? I'm open to other suggestions also if I should be looking elsewhere. Thanks for any advice.
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   Samarai
Delacroix is more porductive
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   lanco1
I would also vote Delacroix or Hopedale. Either launch will get you from the inside to the beach in a reasonable boat ride.
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Delacroix will give you more choices and a little easier to learn if you can understand the map's. Launch at Sweetwater and Capt. Jack will mark your map on where you could try.
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   slabguy
Thanks guys. Sounds like Delacroix it is.
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Be sure your boat has a good GPS, Delacroix is pretty vast. You can get turned around pretty quickly if you get deep in the marsh. I remember reading a report recently about a guy and his wife that got lost and had to call the coast guard in Delacroix. Didn't get picked up until after dark. Wife was not happy!

There should be a map attached of some popular areas and main waterways to get around in. Good luck and stay safe!

Also, a guy was asking how to get to Oak River recently and I made some maps for him in the following link...
http://www.louisianasportsman.com/lpca/index.php?section=reports&event=view&action=full_report&id=191977#comment457231
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If you are going to be in Destrehan during the spring, you may want to consider Cocodrie as well depending on the type of boat that you have. Drive time to Cocodrie and Delacroix from Destrehan are about the same. I fish Delacroix in the late summer, fall and well into the winter but usually stay away in the spring due to the influx of freshwater from the Mississippi River which is already taking place, the Delacroix area is usually affected from March well into July pending the spring river height. I usually move to Hopedale April thru July or until the salinity levels rise again in Delacroix. Cocodrie is not affected by the river like Delacroix is. If you are new to the area and want to fish Cocodrie, I would recommend spending a few bucks for a trip with a guide on your first outing and learn a few spots, then you can go on your own and catch fish, there are several guides in Cocodrie that post on this website. If you want to fish lower St. Bernard Parish in the spring, I would recommend Hopedale.
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   slabguy
Thanks so much for the help guys. Popthemojo I appreciate the maps. That helps a ton. Oneluckyfisherman, I appreciate the advice on Cocodrie and seasonal timing. I have a 18x51 excel with a 45 mag Mud Buddy so I'm not burning up the water by any means. Tops out at close to 30 so shorter runs would be ideal.
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   CaptJS
If the winds stays out the east the fishing in Lafitte has been good for small and I mean small trout. Short run from all the landings and the guides are all in with the boats so no problem seeing where to fish. You will have about 8miles of east shore line to choose but again the boats will tell you where the schools are. Tight line seem to be better than cork right now.
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If you are going to fish any where down here I would recommend buying the better GPS chips. If you have a lowrance Sweetwater Marina in Delacroix has them. $75. Well worth the money.
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I'd recommend the LA 1 card over the one @ Sweetwater. My uncle bought the one @ Sweetwater and wasn't as impressed with it compared LA 1 card we use. Plus The LA 1 (http://www.standardmap.com/Louisiana-One-Card_p_319.html) card shows all of Louisiana's coast on it or can you can buy one that shows East Louisiana (http://www.standardmap.com/Louisiana-East-Card_p_320.html) for $100 cheaper and it will still have Delacroix on it.
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Don't overlook the Galliano (Sulfur Mines area), Galliano (Catfish Lake area), and Leeville. I can fish those 3 place almost all year and have good luck.
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Louisiana has so many places a man can fish in the south and it sounds like you will not be far from some of these:
Cocodrie, Leeville, Golden Meadow, Delacroix, Hopeedale, Lafitte, and the list goes on. Everyone has their favorite spot, as I do, but it may not always be productive as we all know. This people on this site have good information on areas that are holding fish and for the most part people will help you find one if you ask as you did. Definitely get a gps if you don't have one, and please wear your life jacket. Welcome to the Louisiana the
Sportsmans Paradise!
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   Samarai
There is very little to compare with spring and early summer fishing out in the lakes of Robin and Cocquille, and the edges of Breton Sound, accesible from hopedale or delacroix. Better when u have live shrimp. Problem with lafitte is live shrimp is not readily available.
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   leastbay
Im gonna try Delacroix tomorrow, my first trip there. Im glad I came across this thread
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I hope you do well but with the weather that has just gone through it may be a struggle the shallow water of Delacroix turn's in to chocolate water after the strong west wind's we just had over the past few day's. It will also be very low for a while I was planning on going today but after the recent weather I am not going to Delacroix but instead may go fish the ICW and MRGO areas. I'm sure I can find some clean water off the ICW that may hold some fish.

Good luck to you on your trip !
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