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If you’re looking to make fishing plans this weekend you have plenty of options, but Lake Charles might be the best choice. Located just 20 minutes from Evangeline Oaks RV Park in Iowa, Lake Charles is a thriving destination that caters to many different tastes from glitzy casinos and the quiet greens of award-winning golf courses to hunting and fishing adventures.

Lake Charles, located on a level plain about 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, is on the banks of the Calcasieu River (aka Big Lake) in southwestern Louisiana. It borders both Lake Charles and Prien Lake. Contraband Bayou, Henderson Bayou, and English Bayou flow through the city.

Start the day in the canals on the northern side of Calcasieu Lake. With clear water and lots of bait, you will catch a wide variety of fish all along the banks. Southwest Louisiana is well known for having some of the finest inshore and coastal fishing on the Gulf Coast. Nationally heralded as a trophy trout paradise, Calcasieu Lake is one of the Gulf of Mexico’s most prolific estuaries. The Calcasieu Estuary, including the Calcasieu River and Ship Channel from Lake Charles to the Gulf of Mexico, offers an unforgettable fishing experience. Plenty of fish species are abundant as well. Black drum, white trout, tripletail, cobia, Spanish and king mackerel, snapper, pompano and sharks can be found along the Southwest Louisiana coastline. It’s the month of March so you really have a lot of fishing choices this weekend. Some anglers consider this the best month to catch trophy Trout on Calcasieu Lake – cast your line and see if they’re right! Be sure to book your stay at Evangeline Oaks RV Park in Iowa, so you’re in close proximity to all the world-class fishing Lake Charles has to offer!

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