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Crawfish season extended at Indian Bayou in Atchafalaya Basin

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 14:24:40-04

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has elected to extend crawfish season for one month within the Indian Bayou area of the Atchafalaya basin.

The new end date for the season will now be August, 31, 2020.

The Army Corps says the extension is in response to higher than normal water levels in the area.

Fisherman are required to have a Special Use Permit in order to catch crawfish on Indian Bayou.

Those permits, according to the Army Corps, are issued at the Corps Port Barre Office. Fisherman can call 337-585-0853 with any questions or concerns.

By August 31, the Army Corps says that all crawfishermen must have all gear removed or have those items confiscated by Corps park rangers.

Indian Bayou is a 28,500 acre public access area located in the heart of the Atchafalaya basin

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