RECREATIONAL FISHING LAWS & REGULATIONS
Louisiana’s waters provide some of the most productive natural habitats in the world, creating an environment that nurtures an abundance of fishery resources. These resources provide tremendous opportunities for recreational saltwater and freshwater fishing. The Bayou State is also home to numerous species of reptiles and amphibians; some turtles, frogs, and lizards may be collected for personal use. Be sure to have all applicable licenses and permits and be aware of the latest seasons and regulations before you go fishing or collect any reptiles or amphibians. These requirements are in place to conserve our fishery and wildlife resources and ensure Louisiana remains a Sportsman’s Paradise for generations to come.