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34venture
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Buffer Zone
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No wife, no kids, no rent, nothing but savings from workin like a dog. Plus pops would go 1/2.


White people problems.

Like others said, if you are going to kayak fish I would stay away from GI. Cocodrie area would be your best bet IMO.






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bayoudude
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Houma
Member since Dec 2007
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Cocodrie area would be your best bet IMO.


Definitely. Plenty of really nice spreads down there in that price range. To insure it for what it is worth would be sky high. Most in that price range will have a lift for bay/offshore boat and be finished very nice inside. In Dularge i would look at fisherman's retreat nice camps, gated and far enough inland to be somewhat protected. Dulac look at Southern Comfort and in cocodrie there are some really nice ones at Cocomarina although i don't know if any are for sale. There are several more nice developments on the main highway going down from Boudreaux canal on down but i don't think any are gated like Fisherman's Retreat of Southern Comfort. There is also Indian Ridge just north of boudreaux canal that is located inside the current hurricane protection levees and locks. It would be too far inshore for offshore fishing but if inside is your thing it might be worth a look.






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dat yat
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Chef Pass
Member since Jun 2011
1351 posts

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1. If you live on the water in south LA have a motorboat available.
2. If single, consider a place closer to a city. I can see the New Orleans skyline from my balcony in Venetian Isles and get there in half hour; but specks and reds are right there.
3. Insurance will cost as much as your payment or a little more if you are on coastal waters.






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pooponsaban
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
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Have to agree that a camp is probably a bad idea. If you can't spend significant time there or go on a fairly regular basis you will spend the little time you do have fixing shite.

But if you must, GI is not the place for yaks or really winter fishing. It's a long ride to the fish in the winter.






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TIGERSby10
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Central Lafourche
Member since Nov 2005
5480 posts

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My monthly payments on a camp would be like $500


You are looking to buy a camp for $200 to $250 K and your note will only be $500? I'm assuming you are splitting with your dad, but I'm thinking your note will be much higher than $1K.






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jimbeam
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University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
29982 posts

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Bruh just getchu a lid campa ta put in da back of ya truck and rig up a lid traila' fa ya kayak. You could jus' follow da fish where dey bitin tee.





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lsuoilengr
Member since Aug 2008
899 posts

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Not if you put down 40%. Which *cough* would be easy. Thanks for all the good info guys. Its hard being offshore and looking at all these fishing pics. Really really want, no, neeeed to wet a line asap





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34venture
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Buffer Zone
Member since Mar 2010
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I would put 20% down and buy myself a boat with a motor.





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DonChowder
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Caulifornea
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you're a PETE working overseas
Ding ding ding, we've got a winner.






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DINGBAT
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BR
Member since Apr 2011
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Dulac or Cocodrie is the place for you. Better inshore/marsh fishing and still an easy run to to the islands/gulf to catch some monster specks. And it's only 2 hours from BR





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wahoocs
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Lafayette, LA
Member since Nov 2004
5704 posts

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Dulac or Cocodrie is the place for you


I would concur with everyone else.

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to catch some monster specks


We'll differ on this one. Numbers are never a problem, but I've caught probably 7 fish over five pounds, and only one came from the Last Island area. And I fish mostly out of Cocodrie/Dulac.






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DINGBAT
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BR
Member since Apr 2011
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You're probably right. I've seen some big ones out there, but it's no Big Lake. As for numbers, there's nothing I love more than April -July in that area.





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lsuoilengr
Member since Aug 2008
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jimbeam - its so funny you said that. I had that exact thought!





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Capt ST
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Middle of the Mall
Member since Aug 2011
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And for a single guy doesn't get much better than the night life in Cockodrie.





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pooponsaban
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Baton Rouge
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And for a single guy doesn't get much better than the night life in Cockodrie.








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Benw225
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Member since Feb 2013
944 posts

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Grand Isle Amris Isle. Best on the coast





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Trout Bandit
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Baton Rouge, LA
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And for a single guy doesn't get much better than the night life in Cockodrie.


Him and geauxpimp can be wingmen.






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geauxpimp
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Cocodrie, LA
Member since Nov 2007
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Him and geauxpimp can be wingmen.








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rodnreel1
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south la
Member since Jul 2012
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I also have been looking and this is my assesment:

Fishing would be close to equal in GI, Dulac, Cocodrie or theriot.

Grand Isle Good: has more to offer for a family with the beach.

Bad: Until recently there were very few camps with boat lifts so most have to go to a landing. Now you can find a few new camps with lifts but most will be 300k plus because they are new. Many fishing spots are a 30 min. plus boat ride and you have to deal with a toll road.

Dulac, Cocodrie or Theriot. Good: New and old camps most with lifts with a 130k to 500k price range. Fishing can be good within 3 minutes of some camps.

Bad: If wife and small kids don't fish nothing to do but sun bath on a deck or go to houma.

All the above mentioned places seem to have held property values over the past few years. FYI a normal 150k-200k house will be 200k-250k plus because of the cost to elevate.





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TigerTitleHunter
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Member since Jan 2008
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After many years of talking about buying a camp and debating where to settle we decided on Dulac for the following reasons.

1. Fishing. All around good fishing for specks and reds. Although, I think this can be said about a lot of the places mentioned. Will need to run a bit to get to the islands during the summer but I can live with that.

2. Lock/levee system. They are building a series of locks and levees to help protect Dulac (and Houma) from hurricanes.

3. Centrally located between Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. I figure I'll only be living in one of these three areas for the rest of my life.

During the summer there's no other place I'd rather been than Grande Isle but it's far from BR/Laf, gets walloped by storms, and shuts down most of the year.

We chose Dulac over Cocodrie because of the storm protection. Also heard that the "soil" in Cocodire has a higher concentration of sand which means your pilings need to be deeper. If someone cut corners and didn't go deep enough you're in for trouble. Can't verify this from my own experience but I've heard this from multiple people.

Like someone else mentioned there's not much else to do in Dulac. You're going to have to make the drive to Houma for any kind of entertainment.








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