Season / Restrictions by Water body

Anacoco Bayou – Vernon Parish

Trammel nets, fish seines and hoop nets are prohibited

Anacoco Lake – Vernon Parish

Trammel nets, fish seines and hoop nets are prohibited

Lake Bartholomew – Ouachita and Morehouse Parishes

Trammel nets, fish seines and hoop nets are prohibited

Lake Bistineau – Bossier, Bienville and Webster Parishes

Trammel nets, fish seines and hoop nets are prohibited

Black Bayou Reservoir – Bossier Parish

The use of gill nets, trammel nets and fish seines is prohibited.

Black Lake – Natchitoches Parish

Yo-yos No more than 50 yo-yos or trigger devices, each must be clearly tagged, must be rebaited at least once every 24 hours, must be removed when not in use, cannot be attached to a metallic object. Trotlines Must be marked, tagged and dated; no more than 3 trotlines with a max of 50 hooks may be used at once, must be removed when not in use, must have an 8’ cotton leader on each end, must be attended daily.

Bogue Chitto River – St. Tammany Parish

The use of seines, nets and webbing for the taking of fish in Bogue Chitto River from where it enters the state in the northern part of Washington Parish to where it enters into the Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish is prohibited. The taking of fish from logs, buckets, barrels, drums or natural or artificial nesting areas by hand grabbing is also prohibited in this area.

Lake Bruin – Tensas Parish

Gill and trammel nets open October 1 and closes at sunset the last day of February the following year.

The use of fish nets in Lake Bruin is prohibited EXCEPT that a special recurring commercial fishing season allowing the use of gill and trammel nets greater than or having at least a minimum of three and one-half inch bar and seven inches stretched, and allowing the use of slat traps is permitted. Commercial fishermen must obtain a Lake Bruin Commercial Fishing Permit in order to participate in this special season. The permit is issued at no cost on a seasonal basis and must be renewed for each season. Please contact the Baton Rouge Office for more information. The permittee must also file a report to LDWF of his catch no later than 15 days following the closure of the season. Commercial fishing will be allowed only during daylight hours except that gear can remain set overnight but fish captured shall be removed during daylight hours only.

Bundick Lake – Beauregard Parish

Trammel nets, fish seines and hoop nets are prohibited

Caddo Lake – Caddo Parish

Gill nets, fish seines and trammel nets prohibited. Yo-yos No more than 50 yo-yos or trigger devices, each must be clearly tagged, must be rebaited at least once every 24 hours, must be removed when not in use, cannot be attached to a metallic object. Trotlines Must be marked, tagged and dated; no more than 3 trotlines with a max of 50 hooks may be used at once, must be removed when not in use, must have an 8’ cotton leader on each end, must be attended daily.

Caney Creek Reservoir – Webster Parish

Trammel nets, fish seines and hoop nets are prohibited

Lake Charles – Calcasieu Parish

Gill nets, strike nets, fish seines and trammel nets prohibited. Fish seines, trammel nets, gill nets, butterfly nets and shrimp trawls longer than 16 feet prohibited.

Chicot Lake – Evangeline Parish

Trammel nets, fish seines and hoop nets are prohibited. Yo-yos No more than 50 yo-yos or trigger devices, each must be clearly tagged, must be rebaited at least once every 24 hours, must be removed when not in use, cannot be attached to a metallic object. Trotlines Must be marked, tagged and dated; no more than 3 trotlines with a max of 50 hooks may be used at once, must be removed when not in use, must have an 8’ cotton leader on each end, must be attended daily.

Lake Claiborne – Claiborne Parish

Gill nets, fish seines and trammel nets prohibited.

Clear Lake – Natchitoches Parish

Yo-yos No more than 50 yo-yos or trigger devices, each must be clearly tagged, must be rebaited at least once every 24 hours, must be removed when not in use, cannot be attached to a metallic object. Trotlines Must be marked, tagged and dated; no more than 3 trotlines with a max of 50 hooks may be used at once, must be removed when not in use, must have an 8’ cotton leader on each end, must be attended daily.

Lake Concordia – Concordia Parish

Gill nets, fish seines and trammel nets prohibited.

Cross Lake – Avoyelles Parish

Trammel nets, fish seines and hoop nets are prohibited

Cypress Lake – Bossier Parish

The use of gill nets, trammel nets and fish seines is prohibited.

D’Arbonne Lake – Union Parish

Gill nets, fish seines and trammel nets prohibited. Yo-yos No more than 50 yo-yos or trigger devices, each must be clearly tagged, must be rebaited at least once every 24 hours, must be removed when not in use, cannot be attached to a metallic object. Trotlines Must be marked, tagged and dated; no more than 3 trotlines with a max of 50 hooks may be used at once, must be removed when not in use, must have an 8’ cotton leader on each end, must be attended daily.

False River Lake – Pointe Coupee Parish

Gill and trammel nets open October 1 and closes at sunset the last day of February the following year.

The use of fish nets in False River Lake is prohibited EXCEPT that a special recurring commercial fishing season allowing the use of gill and trammel nets greater than or having at least a minimum of 3-1/2 inches square (7 inches stretched) is permitted. Commercial fishing will be allowed only during daylight hours except that gear can remain set overnight but fish captured shall be removed during daylight hours only. Commercial fishing with trammel and gill nets will be allowed on False River Lake only during the open season and only by licensed commercial fishermen.

Fool River – Franklin Parish

Fish seines prohibited.

John K. Kelly – Red River Parish

Trammel nets, fish seines, wire nets and hoop nets are prohibited

Lacassine Bayou – Evangeline and Cameron

Gill nets, trammel nets and hoop nets prohibited March 1 - Nov. 30

That portion of the bayou that flows through the Lacassine National Refuge

Lake Lafourche – Caldwell Parish

Yo-yos No more than 50 yo-yos or trigger devices, each must be clearly tagged, must be rebaited at least once every 24 hours, must be removed when not in use, cannot be attached to a metallic object. Trotlines Must be marked, tagged and dated; no more than 3 trotlines with a max of 50 hooks may be used at once, must be removed when not in use, must have an 8’ cotton leader on each end, must be attended daily.

Moss Lake – Calcasieu Parish

Fish seines, strike nets, trammel nets, gill nets, butterfly nets and shrimp trawls over 16 feet prohibited.

Nantachie Lake – Grant Parish

Netting prohibited

Old River Lakes – Catahoula and Concordia Parishes

(Vidalia & Deer Park, Concordia Parish, and Lake Louis, Catahoula Parish) Fish seining on the Louisiana sides of Old River Lake, Vidalia and Deer Park, Concordia Parish, is prohibited EXCEPT that fish seining is legal under a special permit issued by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Please contact the Baton Rouge Office at 225-765-2336 for more information.

Poverty Point Lake – Richland Parish

All freshwater commercial fish netting prohibited. In addition, no person shall possess set or use any yo-yos, trot lines or slat traps.

Prairie Lake – Natchitoches Parish

Yo-yos No more than 50 yo-yos or trigger devices, each must be clearly tagged, must be rebaited at least once every 24 hours, must be removed when not in use, cannot be attached to a metallic object. Trotlines Must be marked, tagged and dated; no more than 3 trotlines with a max of 50 hooks may be used at once, must be removed when not in use, must have an 8’ cotton leader on each end, must be attended daily.

Prien Lake – Calcasieu Parish

Fish seines, strike nets, trammel nets, gill nets, butterfly nets and shrimp trawls longer than 16 feet prohibited.

Lake Providence – East Carroll Parish

Gill and trammel nets open October 1 and closes at sunset the last day of February the following year.

Gill nets and trammel nets prohibited, EXCEPT during a special recurring commercial fishing season allowing the use of gill and trammel nets greater than, or having at least a minimum of 3 1/2 inches bar and 7 inches stretched.

Lake St. Joseph – Tensas Parish

Yo-yos No more than 50 yo-yos or trigger devices, each must be clearly tagged, must be rebaited at least once every 24 hours, must be removed when not in use, cannot be attached to a metallic object. Trotlines Must be marked, tagged and dated; no more than 3 trotlines with a max of 50 hooks may be used at once, must be removed when not in use, must have an 8’ cotton leader on each end, must be attended daily.

Tchefuncte River – St. Tammany Parish

Seines, nets, webbing or traps of any kind and all types, including slat traps, for the taking of fish in the Tchefuncte River, and its tributaries, from its origin in Washington Parish to where it empties into Lake Pontchartrain in St. Tammany Parish, are prohibited.

Toledo Bend Reservoir – Sabine Parish

Hoop nets are prohibited from March 1 through May 15 each year only in that portion of Toledo Bend Reservoir from a point north of Logansport where the lake enters Texas, and south to a point on the lake where the Texas Duck Refuge Canal intersects the Old Channel of the Sabine River.

Lake Vernon – Vernon Parish

Trammel nets, fish seines and hoop nets are prohibited

NOTE: Sanctuaries exist within WMAs, refuges and other areas which may be closed to certain gear types or methods of fishing. Consult your local LDWF office or Enforcement Agent or the current hunting regulations pamphlet.