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Bayou Zip

Plaquemines County, Louisiana.

Bayou Zip ends in Braithwaite, Louisiana.

4.04 miles long (6.50 kilometers)

About The Bayou Zip

About Bayou Zip, LA

Bayou Zip is a bay located in the state of Louisiana near the town of Martin. It’s found within the Plaquemines Parish and is measured to have an elevation of 3 meters. The bay is connected to a water body called Adema Pond and is close to a handful of waterbodies including Lost Flat Bayou, Popcorn Bayou, Polk, Dallas Bayou, and the Bay of River Aux Chenes. You can also find a few famous local landmarks nearby the bay, such as the Bayou Dominique and Deer Island, both are about 2 miles away from the bay. 

One of the most famous landmark towns near the bay is Port Sulphur, which is found on the west side of the Mississippi River. Its name was derived from the Freeport Sulfur Company, which was in operation during the early 1930s. The company used its facility in the town to support the Frasch Process sulfur mines located at Garden Island Bay, Lake Pelto, and Caillou Island. 

You can also find another landmark town called Pointe à la Hache. It’s one of the closest towns to the bay, being only 8 miles away. It’s found on the east side of the Mississippi River and is considered the country seat for all of Plaquemines Parish. Its name is said to originate from the early French European settlers, it was called ‘Pointe à la Hache’ which stands for "axe point, or cape". It was even marked as ‘Hatchet Point’ in the Mitchell Map of 1755. 

Bayou Zip Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Bayou Zip, LA

The bay has connections to the Mississippi River and the nearby Adema Pond, allowing a healthy fish population. You can expect to catch respectable-sized fish while fishing over its calm waters. The most popular and active fish species living in this are the black drum and red drum. There have been other fish species spotted by local anglers such as spotted sea trout and largemouth bass, but they are not as common and can be considered rare catches. 

You’ll find plenty of bait shops close to the bay, both the towns of Port Sulphur and Pointe à la Hache will have shops that can provide you with all sorts of high-quality fishing gear and equipment needed to make the most out of your fishing trip. To catch the black drum, you’ll have to use live bait such as shrimp, crab, or clams. The red drum also prefers shrimp and crabs, but they also go for mullet and croaker. 

 

Bayou Zip Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

You’ll be glad to know that fishing restrictions are not heavy. You can fish in the area at any time, just make sure you bring the appropriate fishing license. However, there is a time where fish are more prone to go to shallower waters. This time is during the spring, during the days between March 20 to June 20. The fish spawn near the water’s surface making them more exposed to your bait and increasing your chances of hooking your chosen fish. 

You can start fishing at any time of the day in this area, and since there is a healthy population, you’ll likely get a catch. However, there are times of the day where the species in the area are most active. It’s reported that the best fishing time in the stream is from 11:39 AM to 1:39 PM. There is another schedule just as effective if can’t make the first one. The other best time to fish is from 2:57 PM to 4:57 PM.

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

You’ll be glad to know that fishing restrictions are not heavy. You can fish in the area at any time, just make sure you bring the appropriate fishing license. However, there is a time where fish are more prone to go to shallower waters. This time is during the spring, during the days between March 20 to June 20. The fish spawn near the water’s surface making them more exposed to your bait and increasing your chances of hooking your chosen fish. 

You can start fishing at any time of the day in this area, and since there is a healthy population, you’ll likely get a catch. However, there are times of the day where the species in the area are most active. It’s reported that the best fishing time in the stream is from 11:39 AM to 1:39 PM. There is another schedule just as effective if can’t make the first one. The other best time to fish is from 2:57 PM to 4:57 PM.

Bayou Zip Fish Species

All About Fishing in Bayou Zip, LA

The bay has connections to the Mississippi River and the nearby Adema Pond, allowing a healthy fish population. You can expect to catch respectable-sized fish while fishing over its calm waters. The most popular and active fish species living in this are the black drum and red drum. There have been other fish species spotted by local anglers such as spotted sea trout and largemouth bass, but they are not as common and can be considered rare catches. 

You’ll find plenty of bait shops close to the bay, both the towns of Port Sulphur and Pointe à la Hache will have shops that can provide you with all sorts of high-quality fishing gear and equipment needed to make the most out of your fishing trip. To catch the black drum, you’ll have to use live bait such as shrimp, crab, or clams. The red drum also prefers shrimp and crabs, but they also go for mullet and croaker. 

 

Redfish

Habitat: Onshore, Flats, Backcountry, Nearshore

Weight: 10 - 45 Pounds

Length: 30" - 61"

Black Drum

Habitat: Brackish Waters, Onshore

Weight: 15 - 90 Pounds

Length: 0" - "

Largemouth Bass

Habitat: Lake, Pond, Rivers

Weight: 2 - 22 Pounds

Length: 15" - 32"

Sea Trout

Habitat: Inshore, Nearshore, Covered River

Weight: 1 - 6 Pounds

Length: 20" - 55"