Delacroix Canal

Plaquemines County, Louisiana.

Delacroix Canal ends in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

5.41 miles long (8.70 kilometers)

About The Delacroix Canal

About Delacroix Canal, LA

Delacroix Canal is a bay located in a fishing community in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, with an elevation of about three meters above sea level. It sits at the southern part of Mumphry Ditch, surrounded by Reggio Canal, Big Mar, Olivier Canal, Lake Lery, DP Canal, Bayou Juanita, Tigers Ridge Lake, Manuel Canal, Shell Lake, Caskett Bayou, and Perez Canal. 

Delacroix used to be part of a community where Spanish Canary Islanders or Isleños settled in the 1700s. Isleños sold the lands to planters that Spain granted them and soon worked on their plantations. The island of Delacroix, together with its surrounding bayous and marshes, later became a fishing community that supplied fish, shrimp, oysters, and crabs to the restaurants in New Orleans. It has also become an angler’s dream to experience Delacroix’s first-class fishing access and a tourist’s top destination when visiting New Orleans.

Delacroix Canal Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Delacroix Canal, LA

Fisherfolks recognize Delacroix as a cold-weather fishing destination, trapping species like red drum, spotted seatrout, sheepshead, blue catfish, and largemouth bass. Delacroix marsh consists of a vast maze of pipeline canals, lakes, bayous, a