Calcasieu Lake facts for kids
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|Location||Cameron / Calcasieu parishes, Louisiana, United States|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||76.8 sq mi (199 km2)|
|Average depth||1 m (3.3 ft)|
Calcasieu Lake is a brackish lake located in southwest Louisiana, United States, located mostly within Cameron Parish. The Lake, also known as Big Lake to the local population, is paralleled on its west shore by Louisiana Highway 27, and is located about 17 mi (27 km) south of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Big Lake is well known among Gulf Coast anglers as a destination for red drum (redfish) and spotted sea trout (speckled trout) as well as flounder and brown and white shrimp. It is not uncommon for anglers to catch speckled trout at seven pounds (3.2 kg) or larger in this estuary.
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