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Fishing in Cocodrie

Cocodrie is a village whose inhabitants live and thrive on the water. Fishing, crabbing, shrimping, you name it. In fact, some anglers would go so far as to say that Cocodrie fishing is among the best on the Gulf Coast when it comes to inshore fisheries. One thing is certain – those who go fishing here once will continue to do so year after year!

Known For

Cocodrie got its name after a crocodile, but the local fish are much more important as far as we’re concerned. Just south of the village lie numerous bays and islands surrounded by marshland that’s just perfect for fishing. That’s hardly the end of it, however. Go beyond the bays protected by Isle Dernière into the deep blue where you can target Tuna, Red Snapper, Billfish, and more.

Inshore Fishing

Cocodrie is surrounded by no fewer than three promising lakes. These are Caillou Lake, Lake Barre, and Lake Pelto. The latter is the shallowest one of the bunch, where the maximum depth never goes over 6 feet. There are quite a few small islands peppered over the lake that are surrounded by extremely shallow waters, sometimes less than a foot even. Welcome to Redfish central, where you can catch Reds year-round!

Another good place to be fishing are the deep cuts like Cat Island Pass and Whiskey Pass. Thanks to the way local flows run, these passes see plenty of both bait fish as well as predators. The west side of Whiskey Pass is probably the best place in Cocodrie for fishing Speckled Trout.

Deep Sea Fishing

Looking to head further out in search of bigger fish? There’s plenty of charter captains in Cocodrie that can help you out with that. A proper deeps sea fishing trip involves heading some 60 miles out until you can start looking for the big boys.

Yellowfin Tuna tends to be the main attraction for most of the year, but things change when summertime hits. Louisiana is home to numerous oil rigs where Tuna tend to converge, making them a great place to start.

Starting from late May, species like White and Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and others become very viable targets. And when the federal Red Snapper season opens, you can expect a mad rush for one of the most delicious bottom fish out there.

Cocodrie Fishing Tips

  • Local anglers have a preferred way of fishing in the marshland. This involves using a popping cork that’s got a shrimp jig setup 2 feet beneath. Best used to fish for Redfish and Seatrout.
  • The best time to hit the oil rigs in search of Tuna and Amberjack is in fall when they’ll be significantly closer to shore than they usually are.

Need to Know

Summer months are peak fishing season in Cocodrie, both inshore and offshore. Be sure to come prepared for the heat, it can be punishing when you’re ill-equipped to handle it.


Regardless of whether you’re going on your own or using a charter service, you’ll need to get a saltwater fishing license. The exact price varies and can go from $10 to $90 (for an annual license). You’re free to buy one online and take a printout with you on the day of fishing.


Anglers looking to hire a fishing charter in Cocodrie can expect to pay around $120 per hour for an inshore trip. Full day trips are usually available at a discounted rate. Prices for offshore trips wildly vary due to different packages offered, but don’t expect a 10-hour deep sea fishing trip to go below $1,500.

Getting There

To reach Cocodrie by car, you’ll need to take the US 90 to Houma, where you’ll make the switch to US 56. From there it’s just an hour’s ride to Cocodrie itself and some of the best fishing around.

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Cocodrie Fishing Seasons

Fishing in Cocodrie starts off the year in style with clear and shallow inshore waters providing the perfect conditions for anglers to work on their sight casting.

Late winter is probably the best time to be out and about fishing for Blackfin Tuna. In the following months, they’ll become harder and harder to find.

While fishing the marshland is always a good idea when in Cocodrie, you’re about to see just how good it really gets when the weather warms up.

It can get windy during springtime in these waters, but that will hardly prevent you from having a good time catching Specks and Reds inshore.

May already heralds the start of the summer fishing season in Cocodrie. You’ll be spoiled for choice, whether you decide to fish the deep blue or stay closer to shore.

Offshore fishing doesn’t get better than this, so be sure to give it a go if you’re interested in targeting the likes of Blue and White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more.

The summer fishing frenzy continues. Deep sea fishing is as good as it gets, but you can have a great time inshore with a bunch of Reds and Trout if that’s more your thing.

Huge bull Redfish are due to start coming in the shallow water marshlands at this time. Use spinnerbaits and soft plastics for maximum fishing results.

Expect only the absolute best from the local inshore fishing spots. Bull and slot Reds, Trout, Black Drum, you name it and you’ll get it for sure!

October is when waters start cooling again and Yellowfin Tuna make a strong showing at the oil rigs. Blackfins are also there, just not so numerous as their cousins.

Tuna and Amberjack are the only species with a consistent bite offshore, but the situation is so much better inshore. Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Grouper, and many more abound.

Anglers will spend December mostly fishing inshore because the bite is great and the waters are very clear. Definitely a good time to cast some flies out there.

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What People Are Saying About Cocodrie

"Best 3 days of fishing ever!!!"

FishingBooker Member fished with Topline Fishing Charters on September 13, 2018

Be ready to have a trip of a lifetime and fill your freezer up!!!

"4 hours of action! Reds, drum, trout and bay snapper!"

FishingBooker Member fished with Topline Fishing Charters on July 13, 2018

If your going to fish Cocodrie, make sure Captain Chris is driving the boat.

Top Targeted Species in Cocodrie

Black Drum

Black Drum







Speckled Trout

Speckled Trout

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