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KAYAK FISHING

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I was wanting a little input on fishing from a kayak. I have been doing some research on several kayaks and before i purchase one i would like a little information about fishing the southeast louisiana area in one and is it worth it. First off, do the alligators ever bother people that fish out of a kayak? Next, i would like to know of several places that would be good to fish for specks or red in the northshore area. I don't mind driving a little bit to get to a nice spot. I am not looking to wear them out just to catch a few and have a little fun. Thanks for any input..
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Kayak fishing
I have two kayaks both are Ocean Kayaks. I have had them about 3 years now. I highly recommend getting one absolutely the most fun way to catch redfish, PERIOD(my humble opinion) On the north shore you can easily paddle/fish at Bayou Lacombe, Tchefuncte and if the day is just right you can hit the bridges out east near Slidell. My best advise is get a comfortable life jacket that you'll wear all the time. Keep excess gear to a minimum--that will take a little getting used to but if you keep it simple you'll enjoy the day more. Also remember your fishing area is a lot smaller than you can fish in a motor boat try and plan your trips so that wind is at your advantage. The first couple of trips you'll be tired and if youve got to paddle into a stiff wind at the end of the day you'll regrett that. Get one and have some fun. PS I live on the northshore and if you want to make a trip with me I go fairly often. Be cool,
ChefRonT
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Kayak Fishing
I have 2 Hobie Mirage Drive kayaks and love them. Louisiana is perfect for fishing from a kayak as there is lots of fishable marsh close to launches. I mostly fish St. Bernard Parish. Places like Hopedale, Shell Beach, Delacroix and Reggio. Never had a problem with a gator but have come across a few while out on trips.
Like Chef said there I nothing like getting dragged around in a kayak by a Bull Red! If you ever want to get out and try it with me I go about twice a week, and your welcome to join. Plan on fishing tomorrow morning before the bad weather comes down on the weekend.
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Kayak Info
Check out this site, they will be glad to help:

http://bckfc.org/
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kayak fishin
It is a little drive but the area where the industrial canal empties into the lake is very accessible by kayak and offers a lot of fun getting pulled around by big drum. the trout will also show eventually...
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