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Free Bowfishing Permit Required for Private and Charter Anglers

A recreational saltwater bowfishing permit is now required for private and charter bow fishermen. The permit is free of charge and will be valid one year from the date issued. The permit can be obtained only online through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ website.

The Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival is Around the Corner

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and New Orleans City Park Conservancy are hosting the 75th annual Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival in New Orleans City Park on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024. Sign up for the oldest freshwater fishing rodeo in the nation with a fishing category for every age and a FREE family friendly Fishtival. The day also includes the Battle for the Bass, a student fishing tournament, and Boats on the Bayou – a kayak and non-motorized vessel tournament on Bayou St. John.

Cast your votes!

We received so many beautiful images for our durable license card contest that we can’t decide what to go with. We need your help in selecting the top three to be featured on our new durable license cards. We will begin selling cards in the near future! The collector’s cards will allow you to carry all of your active licenses on one long-lasting card that fits right in your wallet. The cards will feature new artwork each year. Vote today to see your favorite image on a card, and soon in your wallet! Voting closes at 4 p.m. on March 13, and there are no restrictions on how many times you can vote!

Speckled Trout Limits Have Been Changed

The new speckled trout size and daily creel limits go into effect and will be enforced beginning November 20. The new regulations are as follows: - Size limit: 13-20 inches total length, only two fish included within the daily creel limit can be greater than 20 inches total length - Daily Creel: 15-fish daily limit per angler - Charterboat guides and crew will not be able to retain a creel limit while on a charter trip but may engage in fishing

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