Need some help finding locations

Discussion in 'LOCAL LOUISIANA TALK' started by Louisiana Redneck, May 1, 2008.

  1. Louisiana Redneck

    Louisiana Redneck New Member

    Good afternoon,

    This is my first posting for this year. I need help. I have a boat and I like to fish off the bank or off damns. Do you know of any locations around the immediate Baton Rouge Area that is good for catfishing. I am open for ponds, gravel pits or lakes in the area. I just can not find any places on my own. I only have a few hours at a time for catfishing. I need any help I can get. Thanks in advance.
  2. mullyden

    mullyden Member

    Baton Rouge , L
    We fish around Baton Rouge on the Mississippi River. Nearly all the time we fish from a boat, but, unfortunately, the water is so high that it would be dangerous where we normally go. Please to to the La Rivers section and Baton Rouge and you can see typical catches. I would go a few pages back to see typical trips. Since early March, the River has just gone crazy. Since 2004, I have not seen high water past February. The best fishing of the year, historically, has been April and May. This year, I hope June pans out since the River is not going down to safe level before then. We typicall go on a weekend, leaving about 8-9am and finish mid afternoon. Once things get back to normal, if you like, you are more than welcome to give it a shot with us. If you have your own boat, we can give you guidance also.
    Now, you can read a lot about people catching lots of fish from the levees. I guess the cats are there to eat crap that was in the grass like bugs, etc. I went twice during the weekend before last and didn't get a bite.
    We catch some fish at Lake Verrett. It's a ways farther, but unless you have a boat it is probably difficult to fish.
    There is a BREC pond on North Sherwood Ave that has fish in it. I've never fished in it, but I know there are occasional kids fishing rodeos, Wildlife and Fisheries Demos, etc. There is also a Pay Lake in Robert LA that has cats. I've gone there a few times in earlier years when the river is too high and I just can't keep myself from wetting a hook.
    Anyway, I haven't helped a lot, but please visit and post on the BR Rivers Area. You can look back at 2007 on a different thread and see how we've done. Although we are stymied now, we'll get back at them. If I was going now and had a little while, I would go off the levee. Predictions are that things will be really good as the river begins significant fall.
    Take care.