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Looking to catch some bass bank fishing - near Baton Rouge


I'm an avid angler stuck without a boat for a while. Anyone know somewhere outside of Baton Rouge where I could possibly get on some bass. I'm in Walker/Denham Springs. I lived in Vacherie for a couple of years as a pre-teen and remember doing some bank fishing in the bayou along Hwy 20 between Vacherie and Thibodaux, but thats a bit of a drive.

I'm actually looking to catch a few fish to do some bucket stocking of my own pond ( need some decent size bass to eat all of the bullhead catfish fingerlings ), so I don't want to go to University Lakes or somewhere that's really polluted.

I've been told Waddell WMA and Blackwater Conservation Area have decent fishing ponds, but don't know much about them. Anyone ever been to either?

Any suggestions would be very welcome.

Edit: I'll also mention that in the past, I've found some really great guys that were going out fishing and wanted someone to fish with ( or at least to witness when they caught a big one ). I took 5 trips with 3 different guys that I met on here. All trips were fishing for specks or reds, but still a great time. So, if there is anyone out there who is going fishing tomorrow, Friday, or this weekend, and wants a new fishing buddy. I'm pretty decent to get along with, will confirm all of your fishing stories, and I'm happy to pay for gas, etc.

Thanks much!