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Welcome to 2022-23 Louisiana Fishing

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Major Changes for 2022

  1. Starting June 1, 2022, license prices and structure will change. There are many references to these changes throughout the book (new chart is in the Licensing section). Changes will be in red font.

Marine Fisheries

Please refer to the LDWF website for current information:

  1. A Notice of Intent to change the ROLP age to 18 and older will go before the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in December 2021. Please check our website for updates to this rule:
  2. During 2021, the use of recreational crab traps will be prohibited in designated derelict crab trap cleanup areas. Please check our website for the most recent information.
  3. During the 2019 legislative session, language was amended regarding the placement of escape rings in crab traps.

Free Fishing Weekend

June 11-12

Enjoy a weekend of fishing in Louisiana without having to purchase a license. Visit for special events and more information