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Reggio Canal

Plaquemines County, Louisiana.

Reggio Canal ends in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

5.84 miles long (9.40 kilometers)

About The Reggio Canal

About Reggio Canal, LA

Reggio Canal is situated in an Isleño fishing community with a small and scattered population in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. It is five miles away from Delacroix Island, nearby Highway 300. The Manuel Canal, Pipeline Canal, Lake Lery, Bayou Mandeville, Tigers Ridge Lake are some of the surrounding water bodies in Reggio Canal.

Reggio Canal used to be known as “Bencheque” from the extinct Guanche language, which means “the place of the trees.” It was established in 1783 when the ethnic group of Canarians populated the area along Bayou Terre-aux-Boeufs. The name Reggio arose in the eighteenth century from the owner of the sugarcane plantation in the area. It continued progressing as the locals engaged in different activities such as hunting, fishing, and Spanish moss gathering during the post-American Civil War. And in the twentieth century, the community of Reggio advanced away from its traditional cultures into urbanization and modernization.

Reggio Canal Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Reggio Canal, LA

Reggio Canal and Reggio Marina are underutilized fishing locations in Louisiana. Local anglers who are familiar with the area are the usual fisherfolks in Reggio Canal. But if you passed by the Reggio, you would be surprised by its vast ecosystem, consisting of deep ponds, lakes, lagoons, and bayous, where you can catch fish species like redfish, trout, bass, sea catfish, and alligator gar.

Trolling and drift fishing are among the most common kinds of fishing executed by experienced anglers in the Reggio Canal. As suggested, you can start troll fishing 20 to 50 yards from the banks since fishes may be present on the shoreline. Also, you may want to begin casting once you enter the pond and as farther away from you as you can. Because of the clear water, fish may detect your arrival as soon as the boat gets close to them. To avoid spooking the fish and to ensure your yield, you need to cast far up ahead.

Most Reggio anglers prefer baits like weedless gold spoons, beetle-spins, in-line spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and topwater bait. If you ask them the secret to successful fishing at the canal, they will tell you to stay quiet as possible. So, when you drift or troll with your trolling motor, remember to turn off the noisemaker.

Fishing hotspots in Reggio Canal are well-known to local anglers. For visiting enthusiasts, top destinations to fish include the east of Grand Lagoon, west of Lake Ameda, Bayou LaChape, southwest side of Lake Amedee, Petain Lagoon, Bayou Batola, north side of Lake Robin, and Tanasia Lagoon. Some portions of the Grand Lagoon offer an abundant fishing opportunity during high tides. But it will not be an issue navigating in the lagoon when you are riding a deep-draft boat. Lake Alameda requires shallow-water fishing, using either live bait or plastics under a cork. Bayou LaChape fishing is productive during low water levels by troll fishing the bayou and strolling along the ledges. In Lake Amedee, its marshes and flats are filled with redfish to catch using spoons and spinnerbaits.

Reggio Canal Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

November and October are the prime months to fish in the Reggio Canal. During these months, especially in November, you do not need to go further away from the dock to trap fishes as redfish and trout are effortlessly available and plentiful, except when there are advancing cold fronts nearby. Also, during this month, shallow water fishing is commonly utilized because fishes usually stay along the ledges, hanging on the flats and reefs. And the cold weather during December and January pushes them to swim in great depths.

Lake Robin, a Reggio fishing hotspot, is an excellent fishing location during April. It attracts enormous trout due to its sandy shorelines that trout prefer for spawning. And to catch trout successfully, deploy the drift-and-troll method along with the windy parts of the lake.

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

November and October are the prime months to fish in the Reggio Canal. During these months, especially in November, you do not need to go further away from the dock to trap fishes as redfish and trout are effortlessly available and plentiful, except when there are advancing cold fronts nearby. Also, during this month, shallow water fishing is commonly utilized because fishes usually stay along the ledges, hanging on the flats and reefs. And the cold weather during December and January pushes them to swim in great depths.

Lake Robin, a Reggio fishing hotspot, is an excellent fishing location during April. It attracts enormous trout due to its sandy shorelines that trout prefer for spawning. And to catch trout successfully, deploy the drift-and-troll method along with the windy parts of the lake.

Reggio Canal Fish Species

All About Fishing in Reggio Canal, LA

Reggio Canal and Reggio Marina are underutilized fishing locations in Louisiana. Local anglers who are familiar with the area are the usual fisherfolks in Reggio Canal. But if you passed by the Reggio, you would be surprised by its vast ecosystem, consisting of deep ponds, lakes, lagoons, and bayous, where you can catch fish species like redfish, trout, bass, sea catfish, and alligator gar.

Trolling and drift fishing are among the most common kinds of fishing executed by experienced anglers in the Reggio Canal. As suggested, you can start troll fishing 20 to 50 yards from the banks since fishes may be present on the shoreline. Also, you may want to begin casting once you enter the pond and as farther away from you as you can. Because of the clear water, fish may detect your arrival as soon as the boat gets close to them. To avoid spooking the fish and to ensure your yield, you need to cast far up ahead.

Most Reggio anglers prefer baits like weedless gold spoons, beetle-spins, in-line spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and topwater bait. If you ask them the secret to successful fishing at the canal, they will tell you to stay quiet as possible. So, when you drift or troll with your trolling motor, remember to turn off the noisemaker.

Fishing hotspots in Reggio Canal are well-known to local anglers. For visiting enthusiasts, top destinations to fish include the east of Grand Lagoon, west of Lake Ameda, Bayou LaChape, southwest side of Lake Amedee, Petain Lagoon, Bayou Batola, north side of Lake Robin, and Tanasia Lagoon. Some portions of the Grand Lagoon offer an abundant fishing opportunity during high tides. But it will not be an issue navigating in the lagoon when you are riding a deep-draft boat. Lake Alameda requires shallow-water fishing, using either live bait or plastics under a cork. Bayou LaChape fishing is productive during low water levels by troll fishing the bayou and strolling along the ledges. In Lake Amedee, its marshes and flats are filled with redfish to catch using spoons and spinnerbaits.

Barred Sand Bass

Habitat: Inshore, Nearshore

Weight: 1 - 4 Pounds

Length: 7" - 10"

Redfish

Habitat: Onshore, Flats, Backcountry, Nearshore

Weight: 10 - 45 Pounds

Length: 30" - 61"

Apache Trout

Habitat: River, Mountain Stream

Weight: 3 - 6 Pounds

Length: 12" - 24"

Hardhead Sea Catfish

Habitat: Inshore

Weight: 1 - 12 Pounds

Length: 10" - 28"