Fishing Information, Supplies and Resources near Baton Rouge, LA
As the warm weather rolls in like a meandering fog on a hazy spring morning, adventurers throughout Louisiana prepare for a season of fun unlike any other. Whether you’re a serious fisher, a casual summer hobbyist or you are just testing the waters, sport-fishing around Baton Rouge is one of the great pastimes our area has to offer. Here at Price LeBlanc Nissan, we love getting out on the lake or river and spending the day with a cold drink and, hopefully, plenty of fish. In that spirit, we’ve decided to highlight some of our favorite local resources for fishing in Louisiana, whether they be in Baton Rouge or beyond. Check them out below!
The Louisiana Travel Authority’s website is an excellent overarching resource for anyone in Louisiana looking to pick up fishing tips and tricks or share their experiences with others. From its instructive fishing videos to its convenient map of places in the state where you can launch your boat, it’s a great resource for all your general know-how inquiries. It also offers an interactive map that displays bait shop locations, hotspots, day-trip charters, boat rentals and local fishing records. Whether freshwater or saltwater is more your milieu, there’s sure to be an article or tip-sheet to help you make the most out of your time by the sea. Plus, when you finally reel in the big one, you can share your fishing story and even see it posted on the website for the world to see!
The Louisiana Sportsman is a magazine dedicated to all things outdoor sport in the Bayou State, from hunting and fishing to RVs. You can browse many of the articles– which provide a wealth of fishing knowledge — online, but definitely subscribe if you enjoy the content! In addition to classifieds, videos and other perks, the site also hosts a “Reports” section where local fishers can exchange info about hot (and dead) spots, ask questions about lures and jigs or share their photos. There are also forums if you want to talk about a specific type of fishing with like-minded folks who are there to enjoy the summer just like you.
Better known by its acronym BREC, the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge is the nationally accredited, award-winning agency in charge of parks and recreation in eastern Baton Rouge. Its website contains a wealth of information about all outdoor activities in Baton Rouge, but they have a specific section dedicated to fishing spots. A list of local parks with bank-fishing spots, descriptions and addresses is available, as well as contact information for each one, making planning your next trip alone or with the family simple and straightforward.
Now that you’ve scoped out spots, learned what’s biting and talked to your comrades about the best tips, it’s time to suit up, and Uptown Angler in New Orleans is a great spot for everything you could possibly need. It’s also the city’s only fly-fishing gear outlet. You can also schedule fishing charters or buy your own kayak at Uptown, meaning there are seemingly limitless ways to take advantage of what they offer and channel it into an unforgettable summer experience. Uptown Angler is located at 601 Julia Street and open Monday through Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m. They’ve been operating for 20 years and know everything there is about local fishing, so get out there and enjoy!