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Looking for marsh that can be accessed with small kayak.

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I have a Perception Pescador Pro 10.0. I know 10 feet is less than ideal, but I'm a college student on a budget, and it was easier to store than a 12 ft. So, as the title says, I'm looking for some places that can be accessed with my yak safely. I'm mostly looking to target specks right now, but I'd like to go after some redfish as well. I'm not confident in the boat in open water unless it's a short paddle to get somewhere else. Additionally, since a shorter kayak sacrifices some speed and doesn't have the best tracking a launch location that isn't too far from the marsh I'd be fishing would be nice, although not a necessity.

Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Looking for marsh that can be accessed with small kayak.
Not sure where ya live but lotta folks fish Hopedale via back-levee canal and just be awful careful out that way.The NShore absolutely loaded with easy access bayous,just not sure specks and reds patrolling them.Do know that not that many weeks ago,plenty,plenty specks were being hauled in using fine MirroDines just outside mouth of Bayou Lacombe.Irish Bayou,Cane Bayou,Bayou Lacombe all offer grassline fishing,especially on NE winds.Good luck and I intend to fish as hard as I can after First Split of duck season ends!!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Looking for marsh that can be accessed with small kayak.
As previously stated by Mandevillian, I'm not sure where you live, but I can say you might want to check out the facilities in the Point-au-Chene area about 25 miles south of Houma. Lots of area to choose from on the wildlife management area as well as salt water marsh. There is also a business at the end of the road in Point-au Chene (Hwy 665) that caters specifically to kayakers. The owner has a small deli on site, as well as overnight accommodations with kayak rentals available. Do some research on the kayak rental shop at the marina for all of the details. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Good Luck and God Bless.
Mudflat
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Re: Looking for marsh that can be accessed with small kayak.
You say that you have a small yak , by reading some of your past posts I think you would be right at home fishing in the Reggio area or Hopedale , I’ve seen plenty of yaks fishing by the dam in Hopedale and they have a special launch just for yaks , In Reggio area I’ve seen yaks fishing in the shallow lagoons targeting reds and bass , I believe there’s trout in there as well, you might wanna check out their launch’s in future trips Tight Lines . FYI the lagoons around city park by LSU I would suggest that you check with local WLF I’ve been told that there’s plenty of toxic chemicals in that water . 🧙‍♂️🎣
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Re: Looking for marsh that can be accessed with small kayak.
Thanks for the tips so far, y'all. Totally forgot to mention that I live in New Orleans.
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Re: Looking for marsh that can be accessed with small kayak.
I am also a college student and love yak fishing. I bring my H12 out to manchac with a buddy every now and again and we usually do pretty good out there. Caught my PB about 100yrds away from the big launch out there a while back. I noticed you said you are targeting reds/specs but if youre ever looking for bass or just relaxing and catching perch manchac is a good spot to look for some. I have been looking for a good spot to get tugged around a little by some reds and Ive heard there are sometimes reds cursing those waters. Never been but I would love to take a trip out there one day soon.
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Re: Looking for marsh that can be accessed with small kayak.
Got a little idle time on my hands and what better way to use dat time than to respond to requests for yakking info.Lady P,when she is not a total muddy mess,can offer some incredible sight-fishing for reds of all sizes using nothing more exotic than a Bomber Spinner bait tossed in front of em!!!Not that long ago was messing around on NShore and sight-casted to a few,spooked a bunch and if we somehow totally luck out and Bonnet Carre Spillway does NOT have to be opened,great sight-casting for reds,all an easy yak paddle away,might await those willing to put in de effort.Can't tell ya how many beasts pulled me around in either my lil SunDolphin yak or Chapman pirogue.Good luck and keep us posted!!!

Mandevillian
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