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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, warmouth and paddlefish at Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.

Atchafalaya Basin, LA

A virtual fish factory, the Atchafalaya Basin is a 596,000-acre swampland/river with more channels, bayous, coves, canals, lakes, pockets and other hiding places for fish and baitfish. Located in south-central Louisiana, west of Baton Rouge, this vast area has a gazillion miles of shoreline to explore and fish. Local LA fishing guides who know these waters offer guide trips as a great way to learn the basics of this unique fishery. Known for amazing bass fishing at times, the Atchafalaya Basin actually has pretty good fishing for other species as well. Crappie, sunfish, paddlefish and catfish also reside here and grow big and fat in this fertile water. There are numerous improved boat launch ramps as well as many primitive places for launching fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and jon boats.

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Primary fish species residing in Atchafalaya Basin

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish Paddlefish

Atchafalaya Basin Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours
Rentals: Kayaks
337 230-4068

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, off Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Bayou Chene Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, off Par Road 169, this is a one-lane, natural ramp with gravel parking.

Bayou Courtableau Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, northwest area, off Front Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Berwick Atchafalaya River Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, off Bellview Front Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Butte La Rose Atchafalaya River Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, off Parish Road 442, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Charenton Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, off Par Road 121, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Catahoula Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, off Par Road 169, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Darbonne Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, northern area, off Spillway Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Grand Avoille Cove Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, off W Atchafalaya Basin Spillway Levee, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Jesse B. Hayes Jr. Memorial Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, off Hayes Lane, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Krotz Springs Atchafalaya River Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, northern area, off Boat Ramp Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Krotz Springs Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, northern area, off Atchafalaya Loop, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Myette Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, off Martin Ridge Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Parc des Ponts Breaux Teche Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, off St Bernard Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Whiskey Bay Atchafalaya Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid basin, off Whiskey Bay Highway, this is a one-lane, earthen ramp with gravel parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Frenchman's Wilderness Campground - 337 228-2616

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground - 337 229-6173

Cajun Palms RV Resort - 337 667-7772

LA RV Park - 225 721-3034

I-49 RV Park - 337 662-5545

Atchafalaya Basin LA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Atchafalaya Basin Information
Frenchman's Wilderness Campground
2026 Atchafalaya River Hwy
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337 228-2616

 

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