February Bass Fishing in Louisiana is Hot in 2014
February 06, 2014
Resident and visiting anglers know that the Bayou State, as our moniker suggests, is full of water. Boundless opportunities for world-class fishing are found from the territorial waters of the Gulf of Mexico straight north to the Arkansas line. Due to a warm, sub-tropical climate, truly enterprising anglers can engage in outstanding fishing year round. You can fish major Louisiana fisheries like Grand Isle, Lake Borgne, Lake Chicot and more. Here are a few places to consider this month.
Let's take a look at the options available for February Bass Fishing in Louisiana.
Here's a sample of some great destinations to help you plan your next fishing trip and be sure to check out the solunar fishing calendar on In-Fisherman!
Lake Chicot is located north of Ville Platte. The lake, which is located within Chicot Lake State Park, is small, measuring roughly 2,000 acres in area. The crappie spawn begins in earnest in late February, give or take a week depending on water temperature. You are sure to land a slab crappie by simply jigging under vegetation mats made up of water hyacinth or alligator weed. Fish a foot or so off the bottom trying different colors and shapes of jigs until you find a combination that the fish bite.
There is a nominal $2 park fee per person, but no boat launch fee. The Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism operates three launches on the lake. The boat launches are found on the north side of the lake off State Route 106: near the main entrance to the park on SR 3042; and on the east side of the lake by following signs from SR106 to the East Pier.
Bass should begin biting at Caney Lake south of Ruston this month.
Or you can wait for a warm afternoon and take a child on a bluegill bank-fishing adventure on one of Bogue Chitto State Park's fishing ponds. A map of the is located on the DCRT Web site at www.crt.state.la.us/parks.
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