October 3, 2022

LDWF Providing Eight-Day Reopening of Red Snapper at a 4-Fish Bag Limit

The season will reopen from 12:01 a.m. Friday, October 7 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, October 14. Along with the eight-day reopening, bag limits will increase to 4 fish per person.
September 15, 2022

Recreational Red Snapper Season to Close Monday, September 19

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet signed a declaration of emergency to close the recreational red snapper season in state and federal waters off Louisiana at 12:01 a.m. Monday, September 19.
September 9, 2022

Houma Airbase Splash Pad Hours Change

The Melvin Johnson Jr. (Airbase) Splash Pad in Houma has new hours and the season closure date has been announced.
August 30, 2022

What are the odds? Houma Man Catches Same Tarpon Twice Along Gulf Coast

Houma resident Jeff DeBlieux couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a green CCA Alabama tag from a tarpon caught on August 28 that matched a tag he put on in July 2021. Read about the one-in-a-million-chance here:
August 21, 2022

LDWF Launches New Free Fishing Education Courses

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will launch its exciting new Fishing Course Series aimed at offering ongoing short but informative training sessions throughout the state on […]
August 19, 2022

Monarch mayday: Send in the natives

The monarch butterfly has been listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature on its Red List of Threatened Species. Habitat […]
June 10, 2022

Louisiana Private Recreational Red Snapper Landing Estimates Through May 29, 2022

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) released the latest private recreational red snapper landing estimates through May 29, 2022. LA Creel, LDWF’s near real-time landings […]
June 10, 2022

LDWF Reminds Recreational and Commercial Crabbers About Crab Trap Escape Rings

During the 2019 Legislative Regular Session, Senate Bill No. 65 amended the escape ring requirements by allowing the lower chamber escape rings to be located no […]
June 7, 2022

LDWF clarifies new license requirement for roadside crabbing

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has experienced a high volume of questions regarding the new license requirement for roadside crabbing. In response, LDWF […]
June 3, 2022

Louisiana’s Annual Free Fishing Weekend to be Held June 11-12

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) invites you to take part in its annual Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June […]
June 3, 2022

LDWF Agents Advise Public to Inspect their Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices

It has come to the attention of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division that immediate special considerations need to be made when […]
April 7, 2022

Louisiana Private Recreational Red Snapper Season to Open Friday, May 27

The 2022 private recreational red snapper season will begin on Friday, May 27 in both state and federal waters. The season will run weekends only (Friday, Saturday, […]
November 15, 2021

LDWF New Commercial Fishing Licenses Now Available

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced that several changes made to Commercial License in the 2021 Legislative Session go into effect today (Nov. […]
November 9, 2021

LDWF Helps Families Find Fishing Success in Stocked Ponds Around the State

Over the last two weeks, adult-sized channel catfish were stocked in Get Out and Fish! ponds across Louisiana. Hurry on over to one of the seventeen […]
October 19, 2021

Get out and fish! Bayou Country Sports Park Hosts Free Fishing Event Oct. 30

The Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries is hosting a free fishing day event Saturday, October 30 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bayou Country Sports […]