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Old 07-09-2019, 12:29 PM
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I've got my eye on Myrtle Grove as an alternative to such a long road trip down to Grand Isle. A friend of mine told me she rode on a sporty from Myrtle Grove to Grand Isle but wasn't sure of the route. I'm wondering if it's basically a straight shot down the Wilkinson Canal until you get to open water at Barataria. Does anyone know if that canal is deep enough for my Contender to run without problems? And what about Barataria? I've never been in that water before. Anything I need to know, or is it pretty much wide open? Looking for some solid advice in case I decide to try it.
Old 07-09-2019, 12:50 PM
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Yes, straight shot and plenty deep.
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I was there this past Saturday. At low tide the canal had some areas where my depth finder was reading 4.5 feet but the rest was 6 to 12 feet. I did see two large boats docked in the harbor by the marina. One of them was at least a 50 foot plus sportfish. It is an easy drive being less than 40 minutes from downtown NOLA.
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Straight out Wilkerson, straight across to where the channel crosses Bassa Bassa and turn south following the channel markers to grand isle. Watch the no wake zones in Wilkerson. There’s 3.
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Originally Posted by snapperkiller View Post
Yes, straight shot and plenty deep.
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I was there this past Saturday. At low tide the canal had some areas where my depth finder was reading 4.5 feet but the rest was 6 to 12 feet. I did see two large boats docked in the harbor by the marina. One of them was at least a 50 foot plus sportfish. It is an easy drive being less than 40 minutes from downtown NOLA.
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Straight out Wilkerson, straight across to where the channel crosses Bassa Bassa and turn south following the channel markers to grand isle. Watch the no wake zones in Wilkerson. There’s 3.
Thanks for the replies guys. Sounds like it shouldn't be that difficult. I'm looking at the satellite maps and it seems that Wilkerson Canal comes to an end at Barataria Bay. I'm unfamiliar with Bassa Bassa. How far out from the end of Wilkerson should I expect to see channel markers?
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there is a pump station where the pin is. You can see it from St. Mary's point. Stay to the north of it enter the channel. Another option is to run south towards Grand Terre, then run just north of the island.
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Easy run, and lots of deep water, another option is to make the run from Lafitte. We fish offshore out of Lafitte all the time.
If you run from MG, once out of the canal you should be able to pick up channel makers on your GPS/Chart follow them south to GI

let me know if you have other questions

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