Bussey Brake should open to the public in July sometime. When the lake first opened, fishing was crazy good because it was brand new and had been sitting full of fish for a while. The “new” Bussey has fish in it, but it’s also the middle of summer and because of all the aquatic vegetation and thick brush growth, fishing will be a bit tough especially for less experienced anglers.
But it will still be a big deal! And in the future, it’ll just get bigger and bigger.
Some of the stories of the early days of Bussey are pretty cool. Below is one report from Bussey’s early days in the 60’s from the old Louisiana Conservationist magazine. Check it out: