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Hey everyone. I am moving to New Orleans in July. I'm just looking to get some info on the area. I grew up bass and crappie fishing lakes and rivers, then moved to Texas and learned to fish the shallow flats for reds and specks and the offshore rigs. I am really looking forward to getting back and getting back into the fishing game. If anyone is in the area wants to shoot some pointers or recommendations my way please do! I think I am going to mostly be focusing on freshwater but will still try to get out to the flats around there to chase the local reds and specks.

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Hello and welcome to BR!

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La. is the sportsman's paradise ... marsh fishing is where the bass will be .... specks and reds, too ... 

 

https://www.nola.com/outdoors/2018/05/underfished_marsh_crawling_wit.html

 

welcome and good fishing ...

 

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Welcome to BR. Best of both worlds move. 

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Welcome to the forum

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Welcome! :)

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

A-Jay

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Hello and welcome to the forum.  :hello:

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Welcome!

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I don't get down that way much, but in my neck of Louisiana we got little creeks, ponds, lakes, bayous, all kinds of water, next to none of it is publicly accessible for free, but the prices usually are pretty reasonable, between $3-$10 to bank fish. Salt water fishing is easier price wise and if I was a betting man I'd wager dollars to donuts that you'll be addicted to Redfish and blue crabs in no time flat...tons of fun for the whole family, just make sure you keep an eye out for gators, snakes and spiders, the gators can be alarming for the uninitiated, but generally leave you be, it's the snakes and spiders that are more likely to have foul attitudes, wear sleeves/long pants and high boots and you ought to be just fine

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Some rules for New Orleans:

 

1.  When in the French Quarter and a beautiful girls approaches you and asks if you want to have a good time, look at the size of her Adams Apple.

 

2.  You don't cheer for Toolame in any sport.

 

3.  You cheer for LSU in every sport.

 

4.  You wear purple and gold when you go fishing.

 

5.  You yell "Geaux Tigers" when you set the hook.

 

6.  Crawfish season is upon us so eat all you can.

 

7.  It is OK to set a crab net out of your boat while fishing in the marsh. Just look out for gators sneaking up and grabbing the chicken and the net.

 

8.  Remember, a water moccasin and a leaky condom have one thing in common: you don't' _______________ with either. This is a nasty viper who will actually come after the boat and you!

 

9.  Gigging frogs sounds like fun until you do it.

 

10. At Mardi Gras, wear either an LSU or an out of state school sweatshirt. Do not wear anything Toolame as the majority of the guys on the floats are LSU fans.

 

11.  The Hurricane from Pat O'Brien's seems to be a great fruit drink until the alcohol hits your head like a brick in the Quarter.

 

12.  Live shrimp is a great bait in the marsh for redfish and speckled trout. Sheepshead and croakers will hit a live shrimp, too.

 

13.  If someone invites you to go shrimping with them, give it a pass. It is hard work and those shrimp can tear up your hands. Just show up at their ramp with your ice chest ready to be filled.

 

14.  Don't fall for the tourist joke, "I know where you got them shoes." Yes, they are on my feet is the correct answer.

 

15.  Great local restaurants. The big name restaurants sprinkled throughout the city and in the Quarter are OK but the local ones are the best.

 

16.  Look up Rocky's and Carlo's restaurant. They measure the greatness of their po'boys by the number of napkins you use. Get a Barq's, sit down, and feast like there is no tomorrow.

 

17.  Go to an LSU night football game. Nothing like it in the world.

 

18.  Serio's downtown has great po'boys. Get a Barq's and a roast beef dressed. Not open on weekends.

 

19.  Visit the WWII Museum. Outstanding.

 

20. As for city fishing, hit the City Park and Audubon Park ponds and lagoons. Check to see if you need a license to fish them.

 

21.  Go to the Biloxi Marsh out of Shell Beach. Be sure you have a working GPS so you can get back to the ramp.

 

22.  At Mardi Gras, yell "Hey Jake" at the guys on the float. They will hear you and throw you some beads.

 

23.  There are Mardi Gras parades in Metairie. You won't see the French Quarter sights but there are clean parades and people and they are set up for families.

 

24.  When in the Quarter, take your drivers license, your health insurance card, and some cash. Keep it in your side pants pocket. Pickpockets work the French Quarter from time to time. Leave wallet home.

 

25.  If you do not want to see things that normal people don't like to see, then stay out of the Quarter.

 

26.  Some of the derelicts in the Quarter are actually the police.

 

26.  Check out the haunted plantation in St. Francisville, the Myrtles. Stay a night for fun.

 

Now this is a starter list.  I am sure you will add to it as will the guys who live in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Algiers, and other surrounding places. And if you like to gamble, check out the casino at the foot of Canal Street.

 

Good luck. Be safe. Don't go into tough neighborhoods. Eat like there is no tomorrow. Watch out for the other drivers who drive really bad. And go to an LSU football game and do some fishing!!!

 

Geaux Tigers and Welcome to the Crescent City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome home! We're glad you're here.

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8 hours ago, Sam said:

Some rules for New Orleans:

 

1.  When in the French Quarter and a beautiful girls approaches you and asks if you want to have a good time, look at the size of her Adams Apple.

 

2.  You don't cheer for Toolame in any sport.

 

3.  You cheer for LSU in every sport.

 

4.  You wear purple and gold when you go fishing.

 

5.  You yell "Geaux Tigers" when you set the hook.

 

6.  Crawfish season is upon us so eat all you can.

 

7.  It is OK to set a crab net out of your boat while fishing in the marsh. Just look out for gators sneaking up and grabbing the chicken and the net.

 

8.  Remember, a water moccasin and a leaky condom have one thing in common: you don't' _______________ with either. This is a nasty viper who will actually come after the boat and you!

 

9.  Gigging frogs sounds like fun until you do it.

 

10. At Mardi Gras, wear either an LSU or an out of state school sweatshirt. Do not wear anything Toolame as the majority of the guys on the floats are LSU fans.

 

11.  The Hurricane from Pat O'Brien's seems to be a great fruit drink until the alcohol hits your head like a brick in the Quarter.

 

12.  Live shrimp is a great bait in the marsh for redfish and speckled trout. Sheepshead and croakers will hit a live shrimp, too.

 

13.  If someone invites you to go shrimping with them, give it a pass. It is hard work and those shrimp can tear up your hands. Just show up at their ramp with your ice chest ready to be filled.

 

14.  Don't fall for the tourist joke, "I know where you got them shoes." Yes, they are on my feet is the correct answer.

 

15.  Great local restaurants. The big name restaurants sprinkled throughout the city and in the Quarter are OK but the local ones are the best.

 

16.  Look up Rocky's and Carlo's restaurant. They measure the greatness of their po'boys by the number of napkins you use. Get a Barq's, sit down, and feast like there is no tomorrow.

 

17.  Go to an LSU night football game. Nothing like it in the world.

 

18.  Serio's downtown has great po'boys. Get a Barq's and a roast beef dressed. Not open on weekends.

 

19.  Visit the WWII Museum. Outstanding.

 

20. As for city fishing, hit the City Park and Audubon Park ponds and lagoons. Check to see if you need a license to fish them.

 

21.  Go to the Biloxi Marsh out of Shell Beach. Be sure you have a working GPS so you can get back to the ramp.

 

22.  At Mardi Gras, yell "Hey Jake" at the guys on the float. They will hear you and throw you some beads.

 

23.  There are Mardi Gras parades in Metairie. You won't see the French Quarter sights but there are clean parades and people and they are set up for families.

 

24.  When in the Quarter, take your drivers license, your health insurance card, and some cash. Keep it in your side pants pocket. Pickpockets work the French Quarter from time to time. Leave wallet home.

 

25.  If you do not want to see things that normal people don't like to see, then stay out of the Quarter.

 

26.  Some of the derelicts in the Quarter are actually the police.

 

26.  Check out the haunted plantation in St. Francisville, the Myrtles. Stay a night for fun.

 

Now this is a starter list.  I am sure you will add to it as will the guys who live in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Algiers, and other surrounding places. And if you like to gamble, check out the casino at the foot of Canal Street.

 

Good luck. Be safe. Don't go into tough neighborhoods. Eat like there is no tomorrow. Watch out for the other drivers who drive really bad. And go to an LSU football game and do some fishing!!!

 

Geaux Tigers and Welcome to the Crescent City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow! Quite the welcome and wealth of information. I'll keep the shoes joke in my back pocket until I can impress my wife by knowing the answer to that one! I'll have to start pretending to be a LSU fan I guess. Really looking forward to getting out there. Definitely a different area than I have ever lived before. 

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Takern, you will be in fishing paradise.

 

And take your wife fishing, too.

 

Using live bait (shrimp and baby croakers that the redfish and speckled trout love to eat) in the marsh or the "salt" she will have a great time.

 

My wife still has fond memories of fishing the Biloxi and catching those beautiful redfish, which you can see if you wear polarized sunglasses. She claims she out-fished me, which is true.

 

The marshes on both sides of the mouth of the Mississippi are great.

 

You may also consider investing in a "snake gun" just to have with you or on the boat. Go to a gun shop and get the details. You may never have to use it but at least you have it with you.

 

Have fun and be safe!

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10 hours ago, Sam said:

Takern, you will be in fishing paradise.

 

And take your wife fishing, too.

 

Using live bait (shrimp and baby croakers that the redfish and speckled trout love to eat) in the marsh or the "salt" she will have a great time.

 

My wife still has fond memories of fishing the Biloxi and catching those beautiful redfish, which you can see if you wear polarized sunglasses. She claims she out-fished me, which is true.

 

The marshes on both sides of the mouth of the Mississippi are great.

 

You may also consider investing in a "snake gun" just to have with you or on the boat. Go to a gun shop and get the details. You may never have to use it but at least you have it with you.

 

Have fun and be safe!

She used to fish with me all the time so I am sure she will be right back at it. Already have a small .22 8 shot revolver that I carried as a rattler gun with some scatter shot. I'm assuming this is what you are referring to?

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2 hours ago, takern said:

She used to fish with me all the time so I am sure she will be right back at it. Already have a small .22 8 shot revolver that I carried as a rattler gun with some scatter shot. I'm assuming this is what you are referring to?

Yes. Just don't shoot a hole in the boat!!!!!!

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