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Old 07-26-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default Need advice going from OB to Venice

I have fished out of OB for years, Ram Powell, Horn Mt. etc. I would like to go into Venice on a trip instead of coming back to OB. How difficult is the navigation? Any advice, tips or help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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You might do better with this question over a LA Rod 'n Gun. I've never been out of Venice but have been looking into taking my little boat over there and offer these findings.

1. the route up from South Pass is easiest and surest, this is a charted, maintained channel but should not be attempted at night except by those familiar with the water and equipped with radar - you will encounter oceangoing vessels on this route. Logs float down the Mississippi fairly often. The deepest pass is Southwest Pass and you will encounter a lot more, larger, vessels north of Head of Passes.

2. the routes through Main Pass or Pass a Loutre are shortest for you and have much lighter trafficand current, but take a fair amount of local knowledge and, based on things I've read seems to have a few snags (not on NTMs). I would not go this way without some trustworthy information from someone with local knowledge.

3. there is a waynear Grand Bay that locals take, but I don't know how deep - maybe just for shallow draft vessels.

If you go up South Pass (which is what I would do, based on my limited knowledge)I'd be interested to know if you see any signs of activity at Port Eads, i.e. any humans there. It was abandoned after Katrina.

I doubt this helps a lot, but maybe it will get you pointed in the right direction.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:10 PM   #3
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Good advice Fred,



You can also go a little further to the west, and go up SW Pass. This is a much wider and better marked route, but a little further out of your way. Going up SW pass you will encounter a ton of traffic, but it is well marked, and deep. Just make sure you have your radio on the appropriate vhf Ch# to stay aware of traffic.



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Old 07-26-2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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I used the SW Pass until I was more familiar with the trip. I agree with both postings don't try it at night until you are more familiar. I could look up GPS #'s for you tomorrow if you need them. The turn for Cypress Cove or Venice Marina is easy to find as well just swing wide east if you are hugging the channel on the west bank. It's a different world there for sure. You will be glad you went. Also, I would reccomend fishing some of the rigs closer to Venice if you are fishing on the way instead of those you mentioned in case of an afternoonsummer thunder storm... just my opinion.
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Skooter. Listen to Gump. He runs a giantSupply boat or contact me via PM
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:27 AM   #6
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You can run in from the east via Baptiste Collette.....use the old MRGO then follow buoys for the channel....lotsatournamentfishermen do it with regularity.....once you get to the channel, stay in it.....it gets shallow quick......

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Re: Baptiste Collette:

I think this is the one I was talking about "near Grand Bay". The USACE just did a survey on parts of it that you might find useful if you go that way.

http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Channe...y.asp?prj_id=2
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:36 PM   #8
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i have made that run many times, i like to uses south pass but be careful of the jetty alot of it is a couple feet under water.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:42 PM   #9
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i went by port eads about four weeks ago and will be pass by there next thursday and friday they do have power back now
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wild wild west (7/31/2009)i went by port eads about four weeks ago and will be pass by there next thursday and friday they do have power back now
Is anybody living/staying there?
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