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Many different species of fish can be spotted and caught all around New Orleans, including catfish, trout, bluegills, redfish, and bass. Eels can even be caught as well. There’s a lot of variety in the area, both in terms of the fish you can catch and the locations to choose from, so let’s take a closer look at some of the top-rated fishing locations in and around New Orleans, Louisiana.
1. City Park
Easily one of the best spots in the inner city of New Orleans, City Park features 11 miles of lagoons that have always been a big hit with anglers in the area. You'll have a big chance to hook a big one in these waters, with the likes of blue catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, redspotted sunfish, red drum, eels, Rio Grande perch, and others all being plucked from the lagoons of City Park with impressive regularity. It's a great spot for some family fishing too, so if you're looking to introduce your little ones to the sport, this is a great place to start.
2. Elmer's Island
For saltwater fishing in New Orleans, there are probably no better locations than the Elmer's Island Refuge. With lots of land to explore all around the park and beautiful beaches too, it's a great place to visit at any time of year and plays home to many different saltwater species like red drum, flounder, black drum, speckled trout, and more. Bull red drum can be found during the cooler times of the year and the eastern end of the beach tends to be the best spot for frequent bites.
3. Frank Davis Fishing Pier
Not far from New Orleans Lakefront Airport, the Frank Davis Fishing Pier is a must-visit location for anglers in and around the New Orleans area. Fishing on this pier tends to be most productive through the summer, but you can get bites at almost any time of year. Another advantage of this pier is that it's open for fishing round-the-clock, so if you're in the mood for a little night fishing at New Orleans, this is the place to be.