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Can you eat fish from Lake Pontchartrain?

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Asked by: Heidi Vargas

Fish from Lake Pontchartrain, the source of much of New Orleans’ famous seafood, is safe to eat again after Hurricane Katrina, but lay off the oysters, state environmental experts said.Oct 2, 2005

Is night fishing legal in Louisiana?

Slat traps are allowed from Oct. 1 through sunset on the last day of February of the following year. You may leave gear overnight but may only remove fish during daylight hours.

Is Lake Pontchartrain freshwater or saltwater?


At over 40 miles wide, Lake Pontchartrain is the second largest inland saltwater body in the United States. It covers 630 square miles, serves six Louisiana parishes and 1.5 million people. Though classified as a lake, Lake Pontchartrain is technically an estuary that connects to the Gulf of Mexico.

Where is the best fishing in Louisiana?

The Best Fishing Spots in Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise

  • Black Bayou Lake – Monroe, LA. Black Bayou Lake is surrounded by a national wildlife refuge just north of Monroe. …
  • Venice, LA. …
  • Lake Verret – Napoleonville, LA. …
  • Caddo Lake – Oil City, LA. …
  • Toledo Bend – Zwolle, LA. …
  • Grand Isle, LA.

Do alligators live in Lake Pontchartrain?

“We know there are alligators in Lake Pontchartrain, especially if there is some kind of natural habitat on the shoreline that they might favor.”
Sep 9, 2014

Is it safe to swim in Lake Pontchartrain?

Safe Swimming in the Basin
With Lake Pontchartrain’s water quality so greatly improved everyone is encouraged to enjoy our Lake in all of its recreational forms. One of the best ways to do this is to go swimming. Yes, you can swim in the lake again! Water quality is good.