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Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?

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I have never seen or put in at the Port Allen Locks boat ramp, is it safe to launch a fiberglass boat and run the intracoastal canal to the first cut on the right that goes North-North-West towards the I-10? I would like to take my kids to catch bream that is not too far from Central. Thanks!!!
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Forgot to ask if that area is greatly affected by the high Mississippi River condition? Is this area flooded right now?
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   BEAUDOG
You can launch there in a fiberglass boat just fine but yeah its affected by the river everytime they open the locks which is several times a day the river water floods in to the intracoastal, if you want to catch some bream for the kids somewhere safer take them to big Alabama at whiskey bay exit or lake Henderson at butte la rose exit
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   co.mark
BassHunter -
I know it may be a little further drive but Morley Marina in Back Brusly is where I launch to get to Choctaw Bayou. We stay 5 mins from there and swung by to check out the launch and its really high. Pretty sure its in the woods on Choctaw Bayou. If Plaquemine isnt too far there is Plaquemine Bayou. The launch is closed right now due to high water but we burned through a good bit of crickets Saturday on small bream for the kids with a couple keepers.
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Thank you Co.Mark! I will check out that launch, Morley Marina.
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   co.mark
OH and a side note for this and your other post. In Choctaw Bayou and Thompson Creek just watch for the Asian Carp. They get pretty big and nasty out in both of those areas. Have had 15 lbs+ get in the boat with me. Blood and slime for days and for whatever reason they always end up under the console. Have had a center and a side console and it never fails thats where they go.
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   co.mark
Technically its called Floyd's Morley Marina. Easy to find just a couple turns off LA-1.
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Good info, I will watch for the Carp, never had that happen to me but I've seen the videos, that's crazy. Thanks for the info. Looks like it might be awhile before we see the MS River come down to a fishable level.
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   co.mark
I pass over the Intercoastal Bridge at least 10-15 times a week and it looks like its getting better down there. Havent rode to Morley Marina yet but i took my mom to Krotz Srpings for some bream and now shes dying to go catfishing. If i make it to the intercoastal in the next few weeks I'll let you know how it looks.
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There is another nice public ramp about a mile further down from the ramp at the jail also. Jack Millers at the end of 77 is good too
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   datkins
The biggest problem with the port allen lock ramp is there is nowhere to tie your boat up to move your truck. There are very large rocks along the bank on both sides of the ramp. Makes it hard if you are by yourself
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There is now a floating pier they put in. Used it about 2 weeks ago.
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   datkins
That's good to know. The last time I used it they didn't have anything
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   seajay
The landing at the lock is a great landing. The only issue is when the open the locks for barge traffic. You will get a verbal warming over a PA system letting you know that the turbulence will pick up. There is also a dock where you can park you boat until you park your car.
I just put a 22 foot fiberglass bay in with no problems. The canal isn't really effected by the river stage. it stays pretty steady. As for catching bream I would try somewhere else. You can catch bass in the bayou you are talking about but as for bream there are more places to try.
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If you want to get into the river in a bass boat, how do you ask them to open the lock for you and how long do you have to wait for them to do it?
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   ColeDavid
I wondering does anybody know if they have Asian Carp in the Port Allen Intracostal waterway
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   COONDOG
yes they do have Asian carp in the Port Allen Intracostal waterway!
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Don\'t think they would lock a bass boat through, I know people have gone through with a party barge, they contacted the locks with a marine radio. There is a landing south of the I-10 bridge in the east bank.
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