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 Post subject: No-boat fishing in N.O.
New postPosted: February 5th, 2009, 9:53 am 
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We just got the kids their first real fishing poles, and I'm wondering about decent onshore spots in or near the city to catch edible fish. When I was a kid, we used to do pretty well near the Seabrook Bridge. Are there still good spots over there? Any other ideas? We live near the lakefront in New Orleans.

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 Post subject: Re: No-boat fishing in N.O.
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Seabrook is still good. They reopened the Frank Davis fishing pier last year or was it the year before that. Excellent trout fishing in the summer. Only problem is it's always crowded, and getting a spot requires either getting there very early, getting lucky, or fighting someone off their spot, which you don't want to do.

I've had luck fishing the shoreline during the summer. Anywhere, from Kenner to the East, you throw out a dead shrimp, and you usually catch one or two reds in an afternoon. Sometimes not. It's not great fishing, but a good way to teach kids how to fish. Last year was an exceptional black drum fishing year for people fishing from the shoreline. Not very good for trout and redfish though. Probably the product of all the freshwater from the Spillway opening.

I was out at the Bonnabel fishing pier one night last summer, and a guy and his son caught 10 nice sized black drum in three hours.


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Jockomo,
If you want to catch a few nice fish, try these two spots.

http://www.nola.com/sports/t-p/marshall ... xml&coll=1

Good luck! And when you fry them, be sure you get the grease hot! :D


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 Post subject: Re: No-boat fishing in N.O.
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jockomo wrote:
We just got the kids their first real fishing poles, and I'm wondering about decent onshore spots in or near the city to catch edible fish. When I was a kid, we used to do pretty well near the Seabrook Bridge. Are there still good spots over there? Any other ideas? We live near the lakefront in New Orleans.

Thanks!


I was wanting to know the same thing. LOL I want to go fishing off the shore somewhere not too far.


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