May 22, 2014 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is reminding the public that an experimental nighttime activity season begins at 12 a.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Salvador/Timken Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
Salvador/Timken WMA is located in St. Charles Parish, along the northwestern shore of Lake Salvador about 12 miles southwest of New Orleans.
The season will run through official sunrise on August 15, 2014 and provides for the nighttime harvest of frogs and recreational fishing with a rod and reel. There is a possession limit of 50 frogs per vessel while on the WMA, and a minimum size of 5 inches for bull frogs and 3 inches for pig frogs.
Self-clearing permits are required for each person engaged in any nighttime activity on the WMA. Self-clearing permits may be obtained at Pier 90 Marina, Bayou Gauche boat launch and Bayou Segnette boat launch, and Airboat Adventures in Lafitte, La. Permits may also be downloaded from LDWF’s website at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/permit/self-clearing-permit.
Possession of firearms is prohibited on the WMA during this experimental nighttime season and all watercraft must have working running lights and the proper number of life jackets for passengers.
WMA users are reminded that it is illegal to harm or disturb alligators in any way. Only licensed alligator hunters can harvest alligators during the alligator season. Additionally, it is the public’s responsibility to know the WMA boundaries and refrain from trespassing on private property.
For more information on the experimental season at Salvador/Timken WMA, consult the 2014 Louisiana Recreational Fishing Regulations booklet (pages 50-51) available at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/regulations , or call Shane Granier at 504-284-5269.