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For more information, contact James Donovan at or 504.284.5264.

Pass-a-Loutre WMA is characterized by river channels and their associated banks, natural bayous, and manmade canals which are interspersed with intermediate and freshwater marshes. Hurricane damage and subsidence have contributed to a major demise of vegetated marsh areas and the subsequent formation of large ponds. LDWF is developing habitat on the WMA primarily by diverting sediment-laden waters into open bay systems (i.e., creating delta crevasses), which promotes delta growth.


Activities and Amenities

Hunting and trapping: Waterfowl and other migratory game bird hunting, rabbit hunting, and archery hunting for deer are permitted on Pass-a-Loutre WMA. There is also a youth deer season. See regulations for details.

Fishing and boating: Fishing is excellent in both fresh and saltwater areas. Common fish species in the interior marsh ponds include bass, bream, catfish, crappie, warmouth, drum, and garfish. Common saltwater species include redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and crabs. See regulations for details.

Camping: There are multiple tent-only campgrounds on this WMA.


Pass-a-Loutre WMA is a Sportsman's Paradise—big game, small game, and waterfowl hunting as well as fresh and saltwater fishing. It's also just a short boat ride to world-class offshore fishing.  







Pass-a-Loutre WMA is located at the mouth of the Mississippi River, approximately 10 miles south of Venice. You can only access this WMA by boat. The nearest public launches are in Venice.