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Old 01-12-2021, 06:47 AM
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thinking about running our boat to grand isle from Biloxi. looking at different passes ? its a 53ft sport fisher
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Not sure what your draft is but Baptise collete to red would save you a lot of time and should be doable in that vessel. I know for sure baptitse college is. I’ve seen huge crew boats running red pass so I would think it is also.
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Come into Red Pass up to Venice then cross the river over to Baptiste Collette/Main Pass. once you're out you'll be on your way. Others may have a better route, but off the top of my head this one looks pretty good to me. Obviously the reverse of this course works as well.

If you need a crew member to help you out let me know. I like riding on sporty's for free.

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It could be a little iffy in Red Pass if you make the transit near a new or a full moon and with a brisk north wind. My money is on going around the mouth, risk vs gain...
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I ran Red This past weekend on very low tide in my World Cat. At end of pass it got to around 3’. I’d say tide was at least a foot below normal.
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Baptiste to Red is the straightest shot, I’ve done it several times. You may or may not have a depth issue. If you don’t want to risk Red, then Baptiste to Southwest is still going to be shorter than going all the way around. As the poster above stated, whether or not Red will give you an issue depends on several factors.
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thanks guys
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Originally Posted by CEB View Post
I ran Red This past weekend on very low tide in my World Cat. At end of pass it got to around 3’. I’d say tide was at least a foot below normal.
We were in Venice last week as well. Tide was super low.
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BC to Southwest would work without issues
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Originally Posted by Twin Vee 26 View Post
BC to Southwest would work without issues
It certainly would. Long way around though. Once the river comes up Red Pass won't be a problem.
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I would definitely not go through red in a 53 right now.

I am pretty familiar with Red as I run from Grand Isle to Red often. Yes they have crew boats that do it (metal boats that are out there everyday) and you probably would be ok but it would be very easy to get in less than 3 feet right now and I certainly wouldn’t risk it.
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When I took my 55C from Lake P to Fourchon I went in Baptiste Collette and then out SW Pass. When you enter BC make sure you don't cut across any of the markers. Last time I went through there the first marker is a piling that is not numbered. It gets shallow between that marker and the 1 & 2 buoys. We bumped bottom. Come in by that lone piling to get in, dont cut across. If the river is high you will make great time going down river.
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I'll also agree that Baptiste Colette to SW pass is the way to go. I've run BC in a crew boat that draws 7' and had no issue. Just stay between the markers. Out in Breton Sound there is shallow stuff to watch out for. Heed your chart plotter and watch your sonar.
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I would stay out of Red Pass. Extremely shallow coming out of river in to pass , same at other end.

run the river down SW Pass or just run around the mouth.

another option is down the ditch to Bayou Barataria then south. Depending on where your docking if at Pirates cove you are right there, if going to the hole, loop around front of the island and come into Caminada Pass. Best option if weather and timing don’t line up.
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We did that trip in a 46 bert. and went around mouth of the river. Easy trip don't have to worry about shallow spots and slowing for boat traffic.

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