Fishing in Jefferson Parish, just like in many Louisiana coastal communities, is a 365-day adventure! Each season brings about new challenges for anglers. Whether saltwater or fresh, we have the perfect "fishing hole" for you. It’s time to grab your pole and make your way to Jefferson Parish! See our top 5 reasons to #FishJefferson!

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1. Jefferson Parish offers both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

You are not limited to what you can catch in Jefferson Parish. You can have it all. Catch Red Drum, Speckled Trout, or Red Snapper in the Gulf and then head to Barataria Bay for some Catfish and Bass. 


2. You can be part of a real rodeo.

There's no horses in our rodeos! A rodeo involves competitive fishing at its best and a good time is had by all with live music, arts & crafts, delicious local cuisine, kids activities & more! Jefferson Parish hosts most of these in the spring and summer. Ever heard of the Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo? It's the oldest fishing rodeo in the United States and is right here in Jefferson Parish!


3. You don’t need a boat.

Of course you can always fish on land or from a pier but have you considered getting a fishing charter? The communities of Lafitte, Grand Isle, Barataria, Marrero, and Metairie all offer them. Let an experienced captain take the wheel while you enjoy a scenic and rewarding day.


4. You can bring the whole family.

Okay, so maybe you were hoping to get away but just in case you can’t, Jefferson Parish has tons of family activities, so don’t hesitate to invite them. They are sure to find something fun to do while you fish.


5. You will get the full Louisiana experience.

Where else will you really be able to enjoy swamps, marshes, authentic creole food, canoeing, airboating, rodeos, and the beach? Face it, Jefferson Parish has it all!




How do you #FishJefferson? Tell us in the comments!

For more info on fun things to do in Jefferson Parish, check out our calendar of events.
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