Louisiana's annual Free Fishing Weekend coming up
BATON ROUGE (AP) - This weekend will be the only time this year that it's OK to fish without a license in Louisiana waters.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries hopes to hook anglers with its annual Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and visitors won't need a fishing license Saturday or Sunday, but will have to follow all fishing regulations.
Those include size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions. Aside from this one weekend - June 9 and 10 this year - anglers aged 16 and over must have a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in any state public waters, inshore or offshore.
Licenses can be bought online at here. License sales help pay for public fishing and boating access, fishing programs and education and fisheries management through the Sport Fish Restoration Fund.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Baton Rouge NAACP says Louisiana should adopt new procedures after 5 Memphis...
Baton Rouge Green distributes native trees to local households; Sylvia's Valentines accepting...
City plans to roll out Florida Boulevard revitalization over the next 15...
More electric vehicle charging stations coming to Baton Rouge
Sheriff's office employee accused of stealing thousands, given special treatment as she...