Mooring buoys added to artificial reef in Big Lake - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Mooring buoys added to artificial reef in Big Lake

CAMERON PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The Brad Vincent Artificial Reef was constructed in 2012 in Big Lake as a way for CCA Louisiana to increase fishery habitats along the Louisiana coast while maintaining the area as a premiere spot for fisherman.

Now, six mooring buoys were added to help bring attention to the reef.

"Of course, people can access the coordinates of the reef, but the buoys will help easily guide people to the area," said Rusty Vincent with the CCA. 

Rusty is the brother of the late Brad Vincent for whom the reef was built and named for.

Brad was an avid sportsman and fisherman and after he died, his family wanted to honor his memory while helping others.

"Our family also owns a pre-cast concrete company, so we wanted to build the reef which would create a great fishery habitat and it also allowed us to use recycled pieces of concrete that we could no longer use," Rusty said.

The reef, which lies on coordinates 29° 56' 30.844" N/93° 17' 24.894"W, rises between one and 18 inches off of the lake's floor and is made of hundreds of 12 inch concrete pieces. 

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