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Homey the Clown
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Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
Do any of you have recent experience fishing Spanish Lake in New Iberia? I can't seem to find anything online more recent than 2010 about the fishing there. I'm trying to find some different places around Lafayette to fish other than Henderson so that when the water is high like it is now, I have other options. So any info about Spanish Lake or any other places I can take my little 14' boat to catch some fish would be appreciated. I'm talking about bass, bream, and perch. Not really into catfishing, unless its in the river setting lines.
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JJBTiger2012
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
I work in NI pretty often and hear the locals talk about the sacrapearch fishing being solid.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
From what I've heard there have been a few bream and sacs being caught there recently. There's some catfish in there too. Years ago they dumped a bunch of grass eating carp and they ate every last bit of grass in the damn lake. That pretty much removed the first link in the food chain for most of your game fish. The lake slowly died.

It's hard to find any news on it because hardly anybody fishes it anymore. But recently it sounds like there's a little bit of life returning. Don't know to what extent.

ETA: Go up to Little Alabama. I've been wanting to make a trip there and have never gotten around to it. Go do some recon for me.
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Homey the Clown
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
Little Alabama in Sherburne? I've never been fishing in Sherburne. Where is there a boat launch? Is it just little bayous? Are there any lakes? I'd love to go do a little recon in there.


PillageUrVillage
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
Yes, in Sherburne. I'm told there's a self check in station by the Big Alabama boat launch. It's right by the shooting range. You have to self check in before you can go fishing. Little Alabama boat launch is right next door. Let me see if I can find that pic I took of the map.

Big Alabama launch


Little Alabama launch
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Homey the Clown
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
ok, got it marked on my map. What is the second image? That darker water accessible from that launch? or is that a separate boat launch?

ETA: nevermind, i read the caption lol
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PillageUrVillage
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
You could also try Two O'clock bayou which is not far from Sherburne. That's another one I've never been to but have been wanting to go.

This darn family life is messing up all of my plans.

ETA: Yeah, second pic is Little Alabama. The water stays good in there because it's not connected to any other bayou. Big Alabama will rise and fall and get dirty sometimes.
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Homey the Clown
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
2 o'clock bayou isnt private? i know three mile lake right there is private, right?


go_tigres
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I know it's a different end of the area, but what about Delcambre Canal? They have a brand new launch. The canal leads to Bayou Tigue, Avery Island, and the mouth of Weeks Bay. All of which is pretty safe for your 14'. Hell, I've crossed Weeks in a 14' flat on good days. Redfish, croakers,catfish, black drum, and the occasional flounder can be had.


cbiscuit
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
That's right. They have some private pits off 2 o'clock though.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
As far as I know, Two O'clock is public. But yes, there are some private areas around it.

Pack and Paddle link


Homey the Clown
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
I wouldn't mind checking out that area, but I think I'd prefer doing it in a faster, larger boat. So I might get one of my buddies with a bigger boat make a trip out there so I can tag along haha

What about Lake Martin? Whats the info on that lake? Any bass?


PillageUrVillage
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
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What about Lake Martin? Whats the info on that lake? Any bass?


Plenty. And some big ones too.

It's chock full of grass though. So, that makes it hard as hell to fish sometimes. Especially when the grass blows up as it gets warmer. I've had some great days in there, and plenty of scratch days. That place is bipolar.


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hogdaddy
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
There are no fish in Two O'clock bayou, just move on.


Homey the Clown
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
So I'm guessing only the areas south of 190 would be public at 2 o"clock bayou? I would definitely check this place out as long as i know exactly where its private or public.


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Boudreaux35
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
Lake Martin has bass and bream but is VERY difficult to fish due to the thick grass. I have a couple of friends who fish it occasionally and do pretty good.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
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There are no fish in Two O'clock bayou, just move on.


Here we go again.


Homey the Clown
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
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Here we go again


Guess I missed something...


hogdaddy
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PillageUrVillage

There are some nice fish to be had in Two O'clock bayou.

Just stay out of Half Moon pit, ok


PillageUrVillage
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re: Lafayette Area Fishing (Public Launches, Bayous, and Lakes)
There was another thread where I recommended a fishing spot and someone said the exact same thing cause they didn't want people crowding their fishing hole.

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Just stay out of Half Moon pit, ok


I plan to start there now
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