Hello everyone, Just a little background. I grew up fishing. I lived all over, but spent several of my pre-teen years ( when I really began to love fishing ) living in south LA, fishing in Lake Verrett, Lake Des Allemands, the Atchafalaya Spillway, Black Bayou, Lake Pontchartrain, etc. I love fishing in south Louisiana, more than any other place............BUT I don't have a boat right now. I moved back to the area ( I live in Walker ) several years ago and haven't managed to get a boat. My dad has a boat, but its up on Toledo Bend and with a 55 hour a week job and a 7 month old, I can't drive 4 1/2 hours up to North Toledo Bend every time I want to go fishing. So, I'm desperately searching for some decent places to bank fish in south Louisiana. There's tons of neighborhood ponds around, but they are all private. I've been to many of the BREC lakes ( University, City Park, Blackwood, Waddell, and others ) but most are highly pressured or have stunted fish. I've gone to False River, but public fishing areas are limited. I even drove to Krotz Springs a few weeks ago because there looked like a bunch of great places to bank fish, but most of them ended up being on hunting leases or on private roads. I'm going to be off of work this Friday, as well as next Thursday and Friday and am planning to go fishing all three days, but right now I just have no idea where I should go. Any advice would be extremely helpful. I'm wanting to get some decent fishing in, but I've yet to find a good spot to go. Thanks! WH
Hey all! Just wondering if anyone out there is going fishing this Friday or weekend or next Thursday, Friday, or weekend and is looking for a new fishing partner for a day. I absolutely love fishing, but I don't currently have a boat, and there are just a limited number of places that you can bank fish in south Louisiana. I've actually met some great folks on here and made a few trips to fish for specks in Pontchartrain with one gentleman and a few others with a guy and his son to fish for reds in the grass near Shell Beach. I'm mainly a bass fisherman, but I'm game for whatever type of fishing that you're up for -- Bass, sac-a-lait/bream, specks, reds. I'm just happy getting out on the water and be catching some fish. I'd like to say that I'm reasonably decent company. I'm happy to help pay for gas/oil, and I promise to tell anyone who asks that you caught way more fish than I did. Anyhow, some may think its crazy to ask, but I've had some really enjoyable fishing days with guys I've met on LA Sportsman, so I figured it would be worth a try. All the best! Have a good one! Wilks
Hey guys, I finally think I've found a place that I can do some bank fishing that isn't too far from home and where I'm not potentially trespassing to fish in neighborhood ponds or park lakes that are always under heavy pressure. I'm in Walker, LA, and can't seem to find too many worthwhile places to bank fish around here, so I expanded my search, and now I'm looking at heading down near Lake Maurepas, in the canals and areas under Hwy 55, that you can access off of Old Hwy 51. I'm mainly targeting bass, but wouldn't be upset to grab a good handful of bream or sac-a-lait. Any adivce on lures, better areas to target? Any help would be greatly appreciated! WH
Afternoon, 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!
I am desperate to go fishing tomorrow. I don't have a boat and my initial plans to go saltwater fishing with a friend fell through, then my secondary plans to freshwater fishing with another friend with a boat fell through, so I've decided that I'm going to go bank fishing.
Where is a good place close to Baton Rouge where I might catch some bass, and then maybe tightline for some cats. I know of a place IN Baton Rouge, but I generally only catch mud cats there and considering the pollution and the nasty water I wouldn't want to eat those unless I was starving.
So, any recommendations? I did call the Secret Fishing Hole, but they are booked up for tomorrow and besides the fact, its hard for me to stomach paying $65 to only be allowed to keep 5 fish under 15 inches. Might try it another time though.
I had made plans to go fishing Saturday and they fell through. So, I was just wondering if anyone was planning on heading out fishing on Saturday who might like to have someone come along who's pretty good company and can definitely help out with expenses? I live in Baton Rouge, but I can meet you anywhere in the area and I have gear for freshwater or saltwater is fine. Also, I'm headed to Bass Pro tomorrow, so if you need anything from there, I can pick it up for you, too.
I had a post similar to this a while back and since then I've met and gone fishing with a few very cool guys on here that I would now count as friends. I was really looking forward to heading out this Saturday, so if anyone would be willing to let me tag along, that would be awesome.
The best way to get in touch with me is to send me an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number and tell me a good time to give you a call. I'm really hoping to hear from someone. Thanks.
( 8:00 a.m. Friday -- Still looking, thanks to the gentleman who I'm going with next week!! Still no takers for tomorrow?? )
Does anyone know where I might go to catch some fish from the the bank.....Specks, Reds, Flounder, Sheepshead. A gentleman on another website said the seawall and canals into Lake Pontchartrain has been great, but I don\'t know where that is or how to get there. If you know of somewhere that I would be able, and likely, to catch some fish, please tell me about it. I\'m not very familiar with the coastal/inland areas or saltwater fishing in general so if you could, please be quite detailed with directions and how to fish ( bait/lures/presentation ). Thanks so much! Jester
Hello there gentlemen (and ladies ),
Just wondering if there are any fishermen in the Baton Rouge area who are looking for someone to fish with them sometime. I love to fish for bass, sac-a-lait, bream, catfish, reds/specks/flounder, really anything. ( though, I'll admit that as much as I would love to, I've never been saltwater fishing in a boat, just surf/pier )
I lived near Thibodaux for a few years when I was young, so I've fished the Spillway, False River, Lake Verrett, Lac des Allemands, and a few other local waterways, and I really enjoy fishing in South Louisiana, as opposed to further north. I desperately want to get a boat ASAP, but until then, I'd do anything to be able to get out on the water once in a while.
I am a 31 y/o white male, former USAF, LSU graduate. I am originally from Alexandria, LA. My family has a boat up in Alexandria, but I don't have a boat down here so I very rarely get to go fishing anymore....only when I drive up to Alex.
If you're looking for a good fishing partner who is good company, is very helpful, loves fishing more than anything, and would give you money for gas/oil/bait/etc, then please e-mail me sometime. I love fishing, but honestly, I could go out and not catch a single fish and still enjoy myself. I just love being out on the water. Don't worry, I'm not crazy, although I fear people might actually think that. No, I'm just an everyday guy who would rather fish than breathe, but hasn't been able to buy a boat yet. So, I would do anything to be able to spend a day here and there out on the water, and this would be a great chance for me to meet some people and also learn more about fishing down here, as its been almost 20 years since I consistently fished this area.
If I have some advance notice, I would be willing to meet you anywhere you want, at any time of the morning or day.
I'll be hoping to hear from someone. I've been fishing all my life, but the last few years, I've just started really getting into bass fishing, so maybe you could even pass on some of your knowledge to me, as well.
I live in Baton Rouge and my father is coming down this evening to pick me up and were going to spend a few days fishing down near Pierre Part. We were going to fish Verrett Wednesday and the Spillway Thursday.
I've been heading up to Alexandria, where dad lives, cuz the bream are bedding up in Saline Lake, and we've been catching 50-60 the last few trips, but really I want to catch BASS and SAC-A-LAIT, so I need some help.
I lived in Vacherie when I was younger and I enjoy canal and structure fishing much more than open water fishing that is the norm further north.
So, can anyone tell me where and what I should be fishing in the Spillway/Verrett to catch some nice Sac-a-lait and bass? I've been dying to catch some nice slabs and a few bass. Are they catching sac-a-lait on live bait or jigs, and what color? What are the bass biting on? How deep of water are they in?
Also, where is a good place to buy live bait in or near Pierre Part?
We're leaving tonight, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance to anyone who can offer some tips.