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11 Fine Fishing Holes in LA!

Hopefully you've packed your rod and tackle box – LA's Cajun Country, Plantation Country, northern and central regions feature a host of year round fishing.

Here are 11 of the best fishing holes in the Creole State:


1. Cocodrie Lake

Just east of Alexandria ­secluded shores and plentiful catches await lucky anglers. You’ll have the most luck casting off in the early morning and late afternoon.

2. South Toledo State Park 

Toledo Bend Reservoir features two boat launch ramps and a fishing pier extending over the crystal-blue waters. Cast out your lines for a frenzy of freshwater fish, including largemouth bass, bream, catfish, and more.

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3. The Calcasiue Saltwater Barrier

Located just outside of Baton Rouge, the Calcasiue Saltwater Barrier was originally constructed to prevent saltwater from flowing inland. Now ­– housing a public boat ramp and plenty of saltwater selections – it’s a fisherman’s paradise.

4. Lake Bistineau

Visiting Northern Louisiana with boat in tow? Be sure to explore the 25-foot depths and over 26 miles of surface area found at Lake Bistineau – featuring two boat launches.

5. Oak Ridge Park

The peaceful coves, sandy shorelines, and surrounding dense forest of Oak Ridge Park make for a soothing spot to cast out your line. You’ll find Oak Ridge just minutes from Mansfield.

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6. Sepulavdo's Landing 

Beset near Natchitoches, Sepulavdo's Landing features an on-site bait and tackle shop, fishing pier, boat ramp, and, of course, ample amounts of first-rate fishing.

7. Converse Bay

Converse Bay is a charming fishing hole, complete with two boat launches and plenty of Louisiana scenery and wildlife as a picturesque backdrop. You’ll find Converse Bay just outside in central Louisiana along Toledo Bend Reservoir.

8. Bass Lake Boat Launch 

Nestled into Louisiana’s Cajun Country – just west of Kinder and Lake Charles – you’ll be reeling in crappie, bluegill, and, you guessed it – plenty of bass at Bass Lake.

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9. Spanish Lake 

Spanish Lake gets its namesake from early Spanish colonists who settled near Lafayette. Today’s inhabitants reap the benefits and enjoy the outstanding fishing opportunities. Keep your eyes peeled, though, as the area is known for great bird watching as well. 

10. Sea Brook Bridge

This local-favorite fishing hole is continually rated as one of the top places to fish in New Orleans. Cast your lines into Lake Pontchartrain and reel in big catches in the Big Easy.

11. Campo’s Marina

Experience the charm of a real family-owned and operated marina, resting near the shores of Lake Borgne near the greater New Orleans area. The reds and specks bite early and often at Campo's Marina.

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Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

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Best Western of Alexandria Inn & Suites & Conference Center

2720 N MacArthur Drive, Alexandria LA 71303-4227
Phone: +1 318-445-5530  |  Fax: (318) 445-8496  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

2

Best Western Delhi Inn

135 Snider Road, Delhi LA 71232-7015
Phone: +1 318-878-5126  |  Fax: (318) 878-5122  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

3

Best Western Inn at Coushatta

12102 US Highway 165, Kinder LA 70648
Phone: +1 337-738-4800  |  Fax: (337) 738-4899  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Lafayette Inn

2207 NW Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette LA 70501-1137
Phone: +1 337-769-2900  |  Fax: (337) 769-2899  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Vermilion River Suites Hotel

125 E Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette LA 70508-3236
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Best Western Bayou Inn & Suites

1320 N Martin Luther King Highway, Lake Charles LA 70601-2051
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Best Western Plus DeSoto Inn & Suites

611 Jenkins Street, Mansfield LA 71052-3707
Phone: +1 318-871-2022  |  Fax: (318) 871-2028  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel & Suites

2601 Severn Avenue, Metairie LA 70002-5934
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Best Western Minden Inn

1411 Sibley Road, Minden LA 71055-5137
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Best Western Natchitoches Inn

5131 University Pkwy, Natchitoches LA 71457-7169
Phone: +1 318-352-6655  |  Fax: (318) 352-9440  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus French Quarter Landmark Hotel

920 N Rampart Street, New Orleans LA 70116-3011
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Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel

114 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70130-2421
Phone: +1 504-648-0444  |  Fax: (504) 648-0445  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn

3636 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans LA 70115-4690
Phone: +1 504-899-8888  |  Fax: (504) 899-8892  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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