If you want to know what’s going on in the Verret Basin, Steve Fontana and Chad Porto are the guys you want to question. This Basin, separated from the massive Atchafalaya Basin by a many miles long levee, is pretty big, too. It’s a stretch of bayous, rivers, lakes and canals stretching from just south of White Castle south all the way to Morgan City and a couple of miles beyond.
Belle River, the Intracoastal Canal and lakes named, from north to south — Verret, Grassy and Palourde — are the biggest marks you’ll find on a map. These days this area soaks up thousands of fishing hours. Bluegill and catfish are holding on the edges of the lakes, and there are enough bluegill and some sac-a-lait in the canals to hold panfishing interests.
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