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News and Information / Bayou Segnette Flood gate set to close at 1pm
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Sep 02, 2018, 12:37 PM »
Getting reports that the Bayou Segnette flood gate between the Bayou Segnette State Park launch and the public boat launch on Louisiana Street will close at 1:00 p. m. If you know of anyone who may be out in their boat or at their camp, please notify them.

General Discussion / Yankees are scared of a little gator
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Jul 29, 2018, 5:38 PM »
Those Pennsylvania boys look like they are scared of that baby gator.

Bayou Segnette/Westwego / Westwego Dump Canals - 4/19/18
« Last post by WestwegoMan on May 27, 2018, 10:53 AM »
Air Temp. (F°):
Time of day:
Posting this one a little late.

Went out last Saturday to the old dump canals. Only fished about an hour but managed to pull in about 25 perch and three catfish.

Water has been really muddy everywhere due to the Yankee Pind work that’s going on. Was able to find clean water at the very ends of the canals.
General Discussion / Free fishing dates
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Apr 27, 2018, 3:19 PM »
The dates for fishing without a license are set as listed below. If you want to introduce someone to fishing without them having to purchase a license, here’s the chance.

June 9-10

June 2-3
July 4th
Water access / Re: HB 391 fails in House
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Apr 17, 2018, 7:21 PM »
Water access / My email to all State Reps. following failure of HB 391
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Apr 17, 2018, 7:16 PM »
Well, well. All I can say is WOW!

I would first like to thank all of you who voted in favor of HB 391. You are truly a blessing to the Sportsman's Paradise.

To those of you who voted against it, you must truly want us to continue to be called "Posted Paradise."

Many of you do not know me. As a matter of fact, most of you don't. Very few of you actually do. The few that actually do probably already know my passion for the outdoors. I would truly have to say that today is a big black eye to our beloved state. Excuse me while I rant here but, how can any of you who voted against HB 391 expect us sportsmen to feel like those of you who were in opposition of this bill do not have your hands in the back pockets of big money land owners? For way too many years, I have been watching our coastal areas become off limits due to land owners gating off bayous. How can any of you honestly think it's ok to do the things that are being done?

Even after all that Rep. Pearson put into this bill to protect the land owners, you still voted against it. I personally do not think there would have been anything that would have swayed your vote. Just one more action that leads us to truly believe some of you have your hands in the back pockets of the big money land owners.

All one in their right mind has to do is look at the photos below that I took south of Westwego some 10 years ago. After doing so, they would know something is wrong. Honestly tell me, do you think this is right? I don't expect an answer. I'm sure most of you who oppose this bill have much better things to do with your time rather than bother with returning an email to me, like go celebrate with the land owners tonight.

Hope you can sleep well tonight knowing you wronged the sportsmen of Louisiana!

Water access / HB 391 fails in House
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Apr 17, 2018, 6:06 PM »
HB 391 fails:
Yays - 38
Nays - 58

What a shame. A sad day for us sportsmen.

Sooooo.... According to amendment 3033, Rep. Gisclair and Rep. Garofalo want the bill to take effect in 2020. Must have been nervous that it would pass and this was their plot to delay it.

After some phone conversations today and now watching the hearing, it is very clear to see, as I have always said, which ones more than likely have their hands in the back pockets of the big money land owners.

At one point during the hearing, Rep. R. Carter made a motion to table the whole matter. Thankfully the motion failed. What an ass he is! More proof that some have their hands in the pockets of big money landowners.

Some of the other amendments.

Amendment 2992 by Rep. Stefanski - To add that waters would be off limits during small game seasons as well. passed

Is he crazy?! This would lock us out for more time throughout the year. Besides, I believe the amendment to limit it to only fishing already passed. I think it's a little absurd. Another plot to keep us out as they were scared it would pass.

Amendment 3019 by Rep. Carmody - Hold violators responsible for damages to water bottoms, banks etc... failed

Amendment 3102 by Rep. Jackson - Exclude landowner from liability for injuries or accidents. passed

Amendment 3082 by Rep. Havard - Limit the bill to cover only those waters south of the I-10/I-12 corridor. passed

Amendment 3032 by Rep. Garofalo - Have the State Land Office map the coastal land bottoms. passed

Amendment 3124 by Rep. Ivey - Require permit from land office to block a waterway. failed
Water access / House Bill 391 passed
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Apr 10, 2018, 1:11 PM »
It is with great pleasure that I pass on to you that House Bill 391 has passed. Finally a great step in the right direction for us recreational fisherman and other sportsmen and women of our great state!

Passed with a 5-3 vote.

Raymond Crews - Dist. 8 Bossier City, LA
Gregory Cromer - Dist. 90 Slidell, LA
Julie Emerson - Dist. 39 Carencro, LA
Randal Gaines - Dist. 57 LaPlace, LA
Alan Thomas Seabaugh - Dist. 5 Shreveport, LA

Robby Carter - Dist. 72 Amite, LA
Sam Jenkins - Dist. 2 Shreveport, LA
Gregory Miller -  Dist. 56 Norco, LA
Water access / House Bill 391-contact your rep
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Mar 16, 2018, 4:01 PM »
Just want to remind everyone to contact their representative and urge them to support House bill no. 391. We need to let them know how important this is to us and the future of our state.

This link lists all the reps.

You can view the bill at the following link.

If you wish to email them, the Louisiana Sportsmen’s Coalition has a sample letter at the following link:

From Jefferson Parish

Christmas trees will be collected curbside throughout unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Gretna, Harahan, Kenner, Lafitte and Westwego on January 11, 12 and 13, 2018.  Trees will be recycled for beneficial re-use-marsh restoration and/or composting.

Residents are advised to place trees curbside on the evening of Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  Garbage trucks will make one pass through each neighborhood to collect trees on the 11th, 12th and 13th of January.

Only green trees can be recycled:  artificial, flocked or painted trees are not eligible for the program.  Prior to placing trees curbside, trees must be free of all lights, tinsel, garland, ornaments, tree stands, and plastic bags.

This year’s project involves placing Christmas trees in constructed shoreline fences in Goose Bayou near Lafitte to help protect and restore Jefferson’s wetlands.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED:  especially those with shallow draft boats to move trees from a Lafitte staging area to the pre-constructed shoreline fences in Goose Bayou.

  • WHEN:                 8:00am, Saturday, January 13th and 20th, 2018
  • WHERE:               Cochiara’s marina, 4477 Jean Lafitte Boulevard, Lafitte

Please Note:  if volunteer turnout allows for completion of the project on January 13, 2018, notification will be made announcing cancellation of the event on January 20, 2018.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, wear layered clothing, including long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed toe sturdy shoes.  Hats and sunscreen are recommended.  Gloves, safety glasses, life vests, lunch and refreshment will be provided.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Department of Environmental Affairs at 504-731-4612 or email


Projects like this would not be possible without you.
For more information please contact:
Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs
4901 Jefferson Hwy., Suite E
Jefferson, LA 70121
(504) 731-4612
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