Lake Pontchartrain Fishing

With a reputation for great fishing at all levels, Lake Pontchartrain is a lake in name only. In actuality it is an estuary forty miles across that runs to the Gulf of Mexico. This makes the lake an ideal habitat for a wide range of fish species, depending on the time of year. Some of the species to be found here include red drum, catfish, and bull sharks. If you’re looking for a new exciting angling destination, fishing on Lake Pontchartrain is easy, fun, and has an enviable reputation among all levels of anglers. Probably the first thing locals will tell you is that this is not a lake at all, but a 40-mile-wide estuary directly connected to the Gulf of Mexico. These conditions allow for a broad variety of species to call these waters home and more than decent fishing. Depending on the time of the year, you can find anything from Catfish and Red Drum to Bull Sharks on Lake Pontchartrain.

Lake Pontchartrain Fish:

Lake Pontchartrain  boat ramps:

The following boat ramps provide access to Lake Pontchartrain .

Schubert’s Marine Boat Ramp
126 South Roadway New Orleans, LA 5042828136

New Orleans Yacht Club Boat Ramp
100-498 N Roadway St New Orleans, LA (504) 283-2581

Spec Fever Boat Ramp
105 North Roadway Dr New Orleans, LA 5042884221

Seabrook Boat Ramp Boat Ramp
Jourdan Rd New Orleans, LA

Chef Harbor Marina Boat Ramp
21135 Chef Menteur Highway New Orleans, LA 504-662-5511

Fort Pike State Historic Site Boat Ramp
26925-27123 Chef Menteur Hwy New Orleans, LA

A Bon Fouca Marina Boat Ramp
33370 Rivet Dr Slidell, LA 985-290-0321

Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge Boat Ramp
District 7, LA

Pontchartrain Yacht Club Boat Ramp
101-199 Jackson Ave Mandeville, LA

Prieto Marina Boat Ramp
1298 Madison St Mandeville, LA 9856269670

Mariners’ Village Marina Boat Ramp
225 Antibes Street West Mandeville, LA 5046261517

Madisonville Boat Yard Boat Ramp
1120 main St Madisonville, LA

Marina Del Ray Boat Ramp
100 Marina Del Ray Dr Madisonville, LA 985-845-4474