Truly a part of the Sportsman's Paradise, Southwest Louisiana offers fishing year-round!
Freshwater fishing, brackish, and saltwater fishing are all within an easy boat ride from the banks of Contraband Bayou.
The oyster reefs, channels, and near-shore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico offer multiple opportunities to catch trophy redfish, trout, and flounder.
Calcasieu Lake is recognized by experienced fishermen as a premier Trophy Trout Lake and is considered one of the top Speckled Trout estuaries in the country!
Check out the websites of these fishing guides as listed on the SWLA Convention and Visitor's Bureau page. You'll learn that waterfowl hunters enjoy duck and goose hunting here as there are plentiful mallards, pintails, and teal. Snow, Blue Specklebell, and Canada Geese can also be found.
But you do not have to be a sportsman to enjoy the beauty and fun of these waterways!
Enhance the land-based offerings on the North side of Contraband Parkway with boat, kayak, and paddleboard rentals to enhance this waterfront masterpiece to appeal not only to local residents but to the thousands that visit L'Auberge and Golden Nugget Casino and Golf Resorts.
Because of its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, multiple lakes, the Calcasieu River, and English Bayou, Contraband Pointe is strategically located to provide opportunities for commercial enterprises specializing in fishing, hunting, and all things outdoors!
For all the water in Southwest Louisiana, there are minimal retail opportunities or restaurants that can boast they are on the water. A far-sighted developer will see the advantage of connecting the various offerings along the bayou with a boardwalk encompassing the property. Picture VRBO-like homes and cabins offering their visitors a myriad of activities on and off the water and it is easy to see that this land holds the potential to become a premier destination easily accessed via I-210, L'Auberge Blvd, and, in 2026, the Nelson Road Extension Bridge.