Recreational Fishing


Louisiana’s waters provide some of the most productive natural habitats in the world, creating an environment that nurtures an abundance of fisheries resources. These resources provide tremendous opportunities for recreational fishing, making Louisiana a world-renowned ‘Sportsman’s Paradise’.

Recreational fishing has been vital to the state’s economy and culture for years. Today, Louisiana is home to more than half a million anglers who catch fish for sport; they support a recreational fishing industry that generates a multitude of jobs, income, and sales across the state.

In Louisiana, we continue to invest in the stewardship of our fisheries resources and support for related industries to sustain Louisiana’s legacy of great fishing. This investment ensures our communities and economy can enjoy the important benefits of Louisiana’s fisheries resources today and for generations to come.