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Fishing At Atchafalaya Basin

AKA: Atchafalaya Swamp

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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.

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.

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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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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