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Purchase your Louisiana fishing license online today and discover the fun of reeling in a largemouth bass on the Red River in Shreveport or catching a spotted seatrout at Bayou Segnette State Park. You can check the LA fishing license age requirements and find information on state fishing regulations such as bag limits or slot limits in this section.
After purchasing your fishing license and before going out on your first fishing trip, be sure to read the Louisiana fishing regulations. Fishing regulations for individual waterways or zones are subject to change based on assessments of fish populations. Always check the current set of fishing regulations so that you know the minimum size limits and bag limits, in addition to the laws about LA fishing license age requirements.
If you plan to go offshore fishing in the gulf waters of Louisiana for snapper or grouper, take time to learn about the special catch and release techniques that should be practiced for deep water species. While all fish that are to be released require proper handling, deep water fish can suffer the effects of decompression when being brought to the surface and often require additional catch and release measures. Find out more about how to increase the survival rates of deep water fish by using a venting tool or descender through helpful tips from the FishSmart program.
Louisiana has its own set of fishing laws and regulations that need to be followed in order to protect their fish populations
Learn how you can start protecting our aquatic natural resources.
Additional resources and information can be found directly on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries site.
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