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I will be in New Orleans and Baton Rouge next week for work.  Staying in the city in both places and looking to carry a rod or two with me and squeeze in a few casts when i can.  I'll have a rental car too so no issues there.  I'm staying very close to city park in new orleans and city park in baton rouge.  Both appear to be accessible and good spots to fish.  Anyone ever fish either of these 2 places and any information you can offer up on either of them?

Also, any food recommendations welcome!  Staying in Metairie in New Orleans and very close to LSU in Baton Rouge but willing to drive a little for some food that must be had before i leave town!


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 Buzzed, be sure to repost this in the Louisiana section of the Forum.


As for City Park, you can fish there, as you can at Audubon Park Lagoon across from Toolame University on St. Charles Avenue in the uptown section.  Google Audubon Park and note the location and the places you may want to fish and park the car.


LSU has the college lakes which you can fish. Check out the lakes on Google. You can always park at the Alumni Association building by Lod Cook Hotel and cross the street or in the public lot on the other side of the lake.


LSU lakes have had lily pads and grass so have some topwaters ready like your frogs and toads.


As for places to eat, if downtown New Orleans try Serio's. Best roast beef poboys other than for Rocky and Carlo's (ladies welcome) in Chalmette: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g40073-d463871-Reviews-Rocky_Carlo_s_Restaurant-Chalmette_Louisiana.html Serio's and Rocky's and Carlo's have great poboys.


Once again, check them out on Google. Rocky and Carol's rates their roast beef poboys by the number of napkins you use. Serio's has football motif with excellent poboys and cold Barq's, Its Good.


Consider driving out to the lakeshore, away from the tourist restaurants and hit some of them for crawfish. Williams Seafood and Poboys is excellent., http://williamsseafoodandpoboy.com/


Up scale the taste buds and hit the big restaurants in the French Quarter. Also, Mike Anderson's in NOLA and Red Stick is outstanding. Look at the pics on the wall as Mike is an LSU all American.


You can hit Walk-On's by the LSU campus and TJ Ribs off campus.


Just remember to enjoy:

Roast Beef po'boy loaded and with the debris

Shrimp Loaf

Oyster Loaf

Crawfish (not for fishing)


You may have to secure a Louisiana fresh water fishing license so check that out.


One other suggestion. Since you have a car how about checking out "Shell Beach Fishing Guides" and do some redfish fishing in the Biloxi marsh?  You will have a blast. Even my wife had a good time and she caught some beautiful redfish, drum and sheepshead.


My cousin's outfit is "Fishing with the King" but Frank is in Atlanta as far as I know doing real estate but his captains are still working his business. Check him out on Google, http://www.fishwiththeking.com/


Have a blast at the gambling casinos; walk in the Quarter and go to Pat Obrien's for a "Hurricane glass." Beware of the Hurricanes and Cyclones as they have rum in them and they can hit you in the head like a brick as you walk in the Quarter.


Don't look in the open doors of the various bars. We don't want you to have a heart attack.


Keep wallet items in  your front pants pocket. Bail money in your shoe. And if a kid asks you he can tell you where you "got them shoes" don't fall for it. You got them shoes in New Orleans.


Havea safe trip and remember to yell "Geaux Tigers" every time you set that hook!!!!!


Pics when you get back, please. But only the ones that are family friendly.


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7 minutes ago, Sam said:

Havea safe trip and remember to yell "Geaux Tigers" every time you set that hook!!!!!


Pics when you get back, please. But only the ones that are family friendly.



thanks for all that helpful information Sam!!  i did repost this in the central too, i posted here out of habit!  i'm excited to try all this crazy food that i know nothing about!  i've been all over the country, but never been around the bayou area so i'm stoked!  i have a 3 day license i purchased online.  i'll only have a couple hours here and there to fish so i can't commit to a booked trip or anything, but the city parks looked like good options that will be very close to where i'm staying and allow me to maximize the time i can fish.  i'm just blown away at how much public fishing water there seems to be in these metro areas.  not quite like we have around the Atlanta area which is slim to none, more like none!

thanks again sam, i'm looking forward to it!

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