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Old 03-16-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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My dad always tooks my friends and I crawfishing when we were kids, but many of those spots (particularly in eastern New Orleans) have long since been developed, posted, or at least dried up. Anyone know of any spots to drop some nets? Spillway, West Bank...I'll drive a ways if there's a place to put a couple dozen nets with a chance at catching something. Thanks.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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Sorry, I don't.
We used to catch crabs in Yscloskey.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Towards Lafayette....there are areas in St. Charles Parish and St. John the Baptist Parish where you can crawfish. Don't care for crawfishing. I'm not fond of snakes.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Just Outside New Orleans (Gretna)
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Anybody have any more ideas here?
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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My dad always tooks my friends and I crawfishing when we were kids, but many of those spots (particularly in eastern New Orleans) have long since been developed, posted, or at least dried up. Anyone know of any spots to drop some nets? Spillway, West Bank...I'll drive a ways if there's a place to put a couple dozen nets with a chance at catching something. Thanks.

If the river runs high this year and they open the Spillway you should do good there. We caught ten sacks last year after they opened it.

Also all of the swamp areas in the area will produce crawfish. Funny thing is I find that ditches on side of roadways do better then most swamp areas, go figure.

Now if someone can put me on the speckle trout in Lake Pontchartrain I would be a happy man.


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Old 05-05-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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If the river runs high this year and they open the Spillway you should do good there. We caught ten sacks last year after they opened it.

Also all of the swamp areas in the area will produce crawfish. Funny thing is I find that ditches on side of roadways do better then most swamp areas, go figure.

Now if someone can put me on the speckle trout in Lake Pontchartrain I would be a happy man.


busta
I've been so busy now I can't find the time to go drop a few nets...LOL.

I can't speak from first-hand knowledge, but I understand that they've been onto some large trout at the end of the channel at Seabrook. Not big in numbers, but larger than you'll usually run into elsewhere. You know how the Lake is that way. Live croakers if you can get them.

A friend who lives in Venetian Isles was catching 15-25 school trout a night in his "backyard" using nothing more than a white beetle up until two weeks ago, but now he says the canals are so full of baitfish that he can't interest the trout in anything he throws out.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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I've been so busy now I can't find the time to go drop a few nets...LOL.

I can't speak from first-hand knowledge, but I understand that they've been onto some large trout at the end of the channel at Seabrook. Not big in numbers, but larger than you'll usually run into elsewhere. You know how the Lake is that way. Live croakers if you can get them.

A friend who lives in Venetian Isles was catching 15-25 school trout a night in his "backyard" using nothing more than a white beetle up until two weeks ago, but now he says the canals are so full of baitfish that he can't interest the trout in anything he throws out.

Thanks for the heads up on the specks, will have to give Seabrook a chance.

Had the day off yesterday and went to the spillway (it's flooding again) for some crawfish. Didn't catch one bug at all but caught nine nice blue crabs, go figure lol.

If the water stays in the spillway for several weeks the crawfishing will be good, just have to wait and see.

busta
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