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Good day fellow fisherpersons,
Does anyone know of a launch between Baton Rouge and St. Francisville, that I can launch from to access the Mississippi? The locks aren't in operation in Port Allen, so that's a no-go...I also looked at the "launch" under the "new" bridge in Baton Rouge and that's a no-go too. I've launched at the ferry in St. Francisville before, but only in a bateau, which is doable. But I'm trying to launch an 18 ft deep vee so I need more water than the ferry landing produces....not enough angle.

I'm planning on targeting BIG catfish around the exhaust from the River Bend power plant, if I can ever get out there.

Any helpful direction would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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I have not used it but I think that there is a launch on the east side of the river at the new bridge in BR. Have seen boat trailers parded at the levee when I cross the new bridge.
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   cajunbob
I've seen them launching boats by the St. Francisville Ferry
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There is a launch about a mile south of the ferry by the "matt-yard". Nice concrete launch. I used to launch a 21' deep vee. The only problem is as someone mentioned yesterday in another post, you have a lot of scruffy looking dudes that buy a case of beer and cruise up and down the road.(kinda' like something out of the movie Deliverence without the 'banjo music'...)
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   Gizmeaux
luv-
Thanks, I'll go check it out and let you know how it looks.
bob-
I have launched there, but in a 16' bateau...can't launch there in a deep vee tho...
Zach-
Is it between the mat yard and the ferry? Or on the S side of the mats?
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   PHILL
http://lamarinas.losco.lsu.edu/

launch locator. just select what parish.
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before you get to the ferry there is a gravel road on the left. just after the big curve. It will go right by the matt field. stay on the road about a 1/4 to 1/2 mile you can't miss the launch. I have launched and seen several big v-hull boats launched there. When I was in highschool we used to party down there with the scruffy old dudes, there cool. The river is low right now so you just have to check it out.
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   Gizmeaux
-Phill
Thanks, useful site.

-Canepole
That should point me in the right direction. Thanks

I'll let yall know what it looks like as soon as I get out there.
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