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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, flier sunfish, green sunfish, longear sunfish, redear sunfish and warmouth at Lake Maurepas in Louisiana.

Lake Maurepas, LA

Home to bass, crappie, catfish and bream, Lake Maurepas is a 58,000-acre lake, at Maurepas, LA. This quality fishery is overlooked by many locals who prefer to fish for speckled trout and redfish in Lake Pontchartrain nearby.

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Lake Maurepas is a large lake located in southeastern Louisiana, lying between Lake Pontchartrain to the east and the Mississippi River to the west. It is part of the Pontchartrain Basin and offers excellent fishing opportunities for both locals and visitors.

Fishing on Lake Maurepas is diverse, attracting anglers with its variety of popular fish species. Largemouth bass and spotted bass are abundant in these waters, making it an ideal destination for bass fishing enthusiasts. The lake's structure, including submerged vegetation and underwater structures, creates excellent habitats for bass to thrive, providing anglers with plenty of fishing hotspots.

Channel catfish, known for their scrappy fights and tasty fillets, are also prevalent in Lake Maurepas. Catfish enthusiasts can enjoy fishing for these whiskered creatures using various bait and techniques, offering a rewarding experience on the water.

Crappie fishing is another popular pursuit on Lake Maurepas. The lake hosts healthy populations of both black crappie and white crappie, drawing in anglers eager to catch these prized panfish. During the spring and fall, crappie congregate in shallower waters, making it an opportune time for anglers to target them.

Lake Maurepas is also home to bluegill and sunfish, offering a fantastic opportunity for panfish fishing. These feisty fish are abundant and provide an enjoyable fishing experience, especially for families and novice anglers.

Lake Maurepas in southeastern Louisiana is a prime fishing destination with a diverse range of popular fish species. From bass and catfish to crappie and panfish, the lake offers a diverse fishing experience for anglers of all skill levels. Boating and camping options further enhance the allure of Lake Maurepas, making it an excellent spot for fishing and outdoor recreation in the heart of Louisiana's natural beauty.

Lake Maurepas is worth the trip. Over 40 miles of shoreline, lined with cypress trees and vegetation, await anglers. Pete's Landing Boat Launch and the Port Manchac boat ramp off Highway 15 are the two main boat launch ramps. Larger pleasure, pontoon and fishing boats are recommended for the main lake area, but kayaks, canoes and jon boats work well for fishing the shallows, rivers and bayous.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Maurepas

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Flier Sunfish Green Sunfish Longear Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish

Lake Maurepas Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a favored activity on Lake Maurepas, and the calm waters make it suitable for various watercraft. Whether you prefer to fish from a boat or simply explore the lake's serene beauty, there are ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Akers Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off I-55, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Manchac Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off I-55, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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For those who wish to extend their stay, camping facilities are available nearby, providing a chance to immerse oneself in the tranquil environment of the lake. Camping near Lake Maurepas allows anglers and nature lovers to enjoy early morning fishing sessions and late-night star-gazing.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Maurepas Swamp Campground - 985 543-4777

Gryphon's Nest Campground - 225 532-9520

Lizard Creek Campground - 225 294-2777

Calloway RV Park & Campground - 985 542-8094

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Contact Information

Lake Maurepas Information
Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Laplace, LA 70068
985 543-4777


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