Recreational Freshwater Creel and Size Limits

Freshwater Game Fish

Black Bass (Largemouth and Spotted)

     

 

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters EXCEPT as follows:

None 10 daily

Atchafalaya Basin, Lakes Verret/Palourde, Fausse Point/Dauterive Areas

None 10 daily

Eagle Lake

16” minimum length limit  10 daily

Poverty Point Reservoir

 15” to 19” protected slot limit 8 daily; No more than one over 19” total length

Caney Creek Lake

15 to 19″ protected slot limit 8 daily; No more than 2 over 19″ total length

False River (Point Coupee Parish)

14″ MLL 5 daily

John K. Kelly – Grand Bayou Reservoir (Red River Parish)

14 to 17″ protected slot limit 8 daily; No more than 4 over 17″ total length

Caddo Lake

14 to 18″ protected slot limit for largemouth bassNo length restriction for spotted bass 8 daily; No more than 4 largemouth bass over 18″ total length

Sabine River and Toledo Bend Reservoir

14″ MLL for largemouth bassNo MLL for spotted bass

8 daily

 

Striped and Hybrid Striped Bass

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters

No more than two over 30” total length 5 daily

 

White Bass

 

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters EXCEPT as follows:

None 50 daily
Caddo Lake, Sabine River and Toledo Bend Reservoir None 25 daily

 

 

Crappie

 

Black Crappie, White Crappie

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters EXCEPT as follows:

None

50 daily; 100 fish possession limit

Poverty Point, Caddo Lake and Sabine River None

25 daily; 50 fish possession limit

Toledo Bend Reservoir None

25 daily; 100 fish possession limit

Eagle Lake 11″ minimum length limit

30 daily

 

Yellow Bass

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters EXCEPT as follows:

None 50 daily

Caddo Lake, Sabine River and Toledo Bend Reservoir

None No limit

 

Freshwater Nongame Fish

Bowfin (Choupique)

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters

16″ minimum length limit No limit

 

Buffalo Fish (or their hybrids)

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters

16″ minimum length limit 25 daily

 

Crawfish

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters

None 150 pounds daily

 

Catfish (Blue, Channel, Flathead)

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters EXCEPT as follows:

Blue Catfish: 12” minimum length limit
Channel Catfish: 11” minimum length limit
Flathead Catfish: 14” minimum length limit

100 daily in the aggregate. A fisherman may possess up to 25 undersized catfish of the three species combined.
Caddo Lake, Sabine River, Toledo Bend Reservoir

Blue & Channel Catfish: None

50 daily in the aggregate; No more than 5 over 30” total length
Caddo Lake, Sabine River, Toledo Bend Reservoir

Flathead Catfish: 18” minimum length limit

 10 daily

 

Freshwater Drum (Gaspergou)

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters

12″ minimum length limit 25 daily

 

Paddlefish

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

Statewide

30″ max lower jaw fork length 2 daily

No open season in boundary waters with Texas or below the saltwater line.

No legal harvest or possession No legal harvest or possession

 

Shad

 

 

gizzard shad species

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters

None 50 Pounds daily

 

 

Sturgeon

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters

N/A No legal harvest or possession

 

Other Freshwater Fish

Location

Size Limit

Bag Limit

All state waters

None No limit