Ever since the closure of the MRGO Rock Dam anglers have been faced with the challenge of going around it. Here are your options.
Way around the MRGO Rock Dam
The graphic below outlines how to get around the Rock Dam going across the MRGO (Mississippi River Gulf Outlet).
Frequently Asked Questions About The MRGO Rock Dam
Sometimes people have more questions than just wanting to know how to get around the rock dam. Here they are:
How long is the Brady Lagoon route around the MRGO Rock Dam?
The green route through Brady Lagoon is approximately 8.3 miles long.
Is there another path if Brady Lagoon is too shallow?
Yes, you can go through Little Halfmoon Bay and reconnect with the original route at Bayou Pisana.
This alternate route is colored yellow in the above graphic.
Or you can take the Spoil Canal instead.
Where can I learn to make routes like the one in the picture?
While there are more than a few resources on the Internet, this module inside Inshore Fishing 101 completely breaks down how to safely navigate Louisiana's marsh, specifically:
- how to identify safe water
- how to detect shallow water
- avoid navigational hazards
- create custom route
- upload them to your GPS
When was the MRGO Rock Dam built?
This dam was built in 2009 by the Army Corps of Engineers in order to decommission a failed ship canal providing access to New Orleans.
Construction started in April of that year, and was completed in August.
Do you have a .KML for the MRGO Rock Dam available for download?
I sure do! Just click here to get the file list you see below.
You can have the best honey hole in the world, but it's no good if you can't safely get there (and back).
Hopefully this tidbit of information has helped you and you are able to enjoy a good fishing trip on the other side of the MRGO Rock Dam. :)