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Old 02-25-2010, 07:15 AM
 
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I am visiting new orleans next week and I want to go fishing. I want to catch some good eating fish, it'd be cool if I could get some redfish or catfish. I'll have a car so i'll be able to drive.
So where are some good fishing spots?
Also would it be worth it to go crabbing if I don't have traps? Just the old chicken neck on the fishing line trick.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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Sounds like you need Frank Davis: New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Fishin' (http://www.wwltv.com/frank-davis/fishing - broken link)

We used to go to Breaton Sound to fish off the bridge and we would catch crab on our lines.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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Sounds like you need Frank Davis: New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | wwltv.com | Fishin' (http://www.wwltv.com/frank-davis/fishing - broken link)

We used to go to Breaton Sound to fish off the bridge and we would catch crab on our lines.
What bridge, could you give me directions please?
thanks
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:10 AM
 
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Lol, well, I wasn't exactly recommending Breaton Sound so much as I was letting you know that you can catch crab on your lines. Breaton Sound is about 60 miles away from NOLA. That Frank Davis site is what a lot of guys use to find the fish.

If you are looking to keep it simple, head over to Paris Rd. Take LA 46, and make a left on LA 47.

Or for more detailed directions: Get on N. Robertson (LA 46) and head east; it will change names from St. Claude Ave. to St. Bernard Hwy. You will pass through the 9th ward. You will enter Arabi and see a Rally's burger on your right, (keep going), you will see a Vetter Lumber on your left, (keep going), you will see a giant smoke stack on your right, (can't miss it, get in the left lane & keep going), on the left you will see what is an old plantation home ruin (brick stacks surrounded by a black iron fence), on the median, (Hey look y'all I said median!). When you see that, there should be a good sized intersection ahead with a bar called The Dog House (it's painted red) on the left and a jail on the right, (red brick surrounded by fencing with razor wire on top). Make a left, the street is called Paris Rd (LA 47). You will pass through 4 red lights. You will see a hotel on the right and a small bridge over what is called Bayou Bieveneau. On the left side of that bridge is an old abandoned road where people will park and fish, (be aware that sometimes it flood there when it rains and the tide is high). You can also pull in on the right either on the street before the hotel or right after the hotel, find a place to park and fish there as well. It's not pretty, but it's a lot closer than Breaton Sound and is a popular spot.

You can also fish at the lakefront, the City Park lagoon, or in Bayou St. John, but in my humble opinion your best bet would be Paris Rd. or the lakefront. Please keep in mind that it was my Dad who was the big fisherman in the family. We were just drug along on Sundays handed a pole and told to fish so I'm no expert or novice for that matter.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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I've done way more than a fair amount of fishing all over new orleans and southeast louisiana, from both the bank and from a boat(way more prefered meathod, but not alway's possible, esp if your visiting w/out a boat). Yep Lakefront and paris road will be the easiest and closest, paris road has a boat launch with bait and live shrimp for sale. Couse if you want some great surf fishing port fouchon a good 100 miles from New Orleans is awesome, best surf fishing I've ever done with some real real real good fishing trips, plus some of the most unique sights you'll ever see, wat more fun and a lot cheaper than goung to the casino's in my opinion, just make sure your in a darn good vehicle before heading to the end of the earth an adventure and fishing trip rolled up in one trip.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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Driving won't be a problem, I have a reliable car and gps, plus I would like to see some of the country side.
Thanks everyone for your help so far.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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Going to port fouchon is not for the faint of heart, but we love it. Course Grand Isle is more civilized, with fishing on the old bridge over carminada pass, & a fishing pier at grand isle state park. Between the turn off for fouchon and grand isle I hear Elmers Island has reopened after being closed for years, good surf fishing. Elmers Island & Fouchon I'm talking about driving off the pavement and down the beach, watch what your doing this ain't a good place to get stuck, if in doubt dont do it. Going south on la. 1 remember Golden Meadow(don't go even 1 mile over the speed limit), at leesville stop at gails bait shop for your shrimp and cocaho minnows. We stay at Boudro's motel in Leesvile, then go to fouchon for fishing, Cigars Marina right before grand isle great seafood. Have a great time don't forget the sunscreen, darkglasses, fishing hat or bug spray. Go to Louisiana sportsman.com and get tons of info.

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Old 03-01-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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I've not been to Port Fouchon, but it sounds like I may have to talk my once in a while fishing BIL into making the trip if he'll drag us along. All this fishing talk has me wanting to go out and sit with a line. I'm gonna call my son and see when he would be available to go, It'll be like old times. Well, except maybe he won't put all the live bait in the tackle box and load it into the car when we leave. If y'all can only imagine the smell after 4 days...

Breaton Sound: Same directions, but don't make that turn on Paris Rd. keep going on LA 46. You will go and go and go; you will come to an intersection that has a green building (the Green Store), and a Nicosa's quick stop, do not turn to the right keep following the road. The name changes to Bayou Rd which is going to be LA46 or 300. You will keep going until you get to the flashing stop light, on the left is Sugarmill Dr. and on the right is some sort of Family Dollar or General store. Make a left onto 39 get into the right lane and make the first right you come to, (LA 46 again). It will have an abandoned Gulf Coast Bank on the opposite corner and behind that is the post office that is still in a trailer from Katrina. Go down until you see a sign to turn left onto Florissant Hwy, (it's LA 46) and keep going until you come to the run down rusty bridge in Hopedale. Go to the right not the left, (although going left should land you in Shell Beach where you can find a fishing spot too). Go until you see the cement bridge and just pull over to the side of the road.

On the way you will find a places to buy bait, and don't forget to ask them about the fishing license. I've never been checked but my BIL was once.
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