• Activities:

    Fishing, Photography, Swimming

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

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Fish for one of Louisiana's finest fish and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Louisiana marsh land.

Deep in the marsh lands of southern Louisiana lies the small fishing community of Lafitte, Louisiana. In Bayou Rigolettes just south of Lafitte, you can fish one of the easiest as well as hardest fish to reel in. Redfish are know to be very abundant in both shallow and deep waters in Louisiana. They will hit anything from live shrimp to plastic worms. But once you land a red, be ready for a fight. These fish don't know the meaning of giving up, and will fight you all the way to the boat. Redfish can be fished all year around and November is known as the best time of year. November also gives you the relief from that insanely hot Louisiana summer heat and humidity. You can land 5 fish a day over 16 inches long. Don't be surprised if you land a giant in these waters, because the state record is 61 pounds! Don't waste your time on a boring swamp tour when you visit Louisiana. Get a good guide and fish for your dinner while you see the swamp. We saw multiple gators, herons, and wildflowers on our boat ride. If you don't have your own boat then you can go through Big Dog Charters in Lafitte for some great fishing. They offer 6 hours of fishing for 350 dollars, with 4 people max.They provide the poles, the bait, the ice and will clean and pack your catch. A three day charter fishing license is only 10 dollars for a non resident. After your catch, tell your captain you want your fish half shelled. He will leave the scales on the fillet, which allows you to throw it right on the grill scales down. It will keep the fillet juicy and flaky.

If you are coming from New Orleans, you want to make your way south on US 90. Take exit 4B for Barataria Blvd/LA-45. Turn left onto Barataria Blvd and take it for 3 miles. Turn left onto Leo Kerner Lafitte Pkwy/LA-3134. Take this for 8 miles. Turn left onto Jean Lafitte Blvd/LA-45/LA-303. Take this for 9 miles until you reach Lafitte, LA. Turn right onto 2nd St/LA-45 for 0.1 miles. Take the 2nd left onto LA-45 for 0.5 miles. Finnaly Turn left onto Kenal Rd/LA-45 for Seaway Marina. The marina has a boat launch, parking lot, gas, food and plenty of supplies. Throw your boat in the water and head towards the shoreline in Bayou Rigolettes for some great Reds fishing. If you launch from the seaway marina head north and take your first left for Bayou Rigolettes. Fish along the rocky shoreline to land plenty of Reds. If you are feeling really brave you can jump in for a swim with the gators.

Seaway Marina 5057 Kenai Rd Lafitte, La 70067

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