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Fishing in Louisiana, A brief look

Louisiana fishing can be considered a year round recreation due to its vast fishing lakes, lagoons, rivers and marshes. Louisiana saltwater fishing also abounds with the options of bays, outer passes, and fishing the Gulf of Mexico. Off the coast and into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana also provides big game fishing with deep sea fishing charters.

Because the state is lined by over 600 miles of coast or marshy islands and peninsulas, some of the coastal areas are inaccessible by car. One of the more popular Louisiana fishing destinations is Grand Isle, which is a saltwater fisherman's playground while offering vacation attractions and accommodations. Gulf coast fishing guides near the Caminada bridge are numerous will customized trips to your liking.

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Louisiana Fishing Locations

Fishing in Louisiana is the most prevalent in the following areas: Louisiana bass lake fishing: Toledo Bend reservoir, Caddo Lake, Bayou Bodeau, Lake Bistineau, Sabine Lakes, Lake St. John, Lake Bruin; Grand Isle fishing: Caminada Bay, Barataria Bay, Middle Bank; Lake Verret, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Catherine, Grand Pass, Le Petit Pass, California Bay, Mississippi Sound, Lake Verret fishing: Lake Verrret, Grand Lake, Lake Boeuf, Little Pigeon Bayou

Louisiana Fishing Species

Popular Louisiana fishing species include: Saltwater fishing: red drum, known locally as poisson rouge, spotted seatrout, sand seatrout, sheepshead, pompano, grouper, spadefish, red snapper, tarpon, cobia, kind mackerel, crevalle, Spanish mackerrel, dolphin, marlin, sailfish. Louisiana freshwater fishing: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, crappie, sunfish, stripped bass

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