2019 LDWF Commercial Fishing Regs - Page 29



NETS (cont.)
Bundick Lake
No fish seines, gill nets, hoop nets or trammel nets.
Caddo Lake
No fish seines, gill nets or trammel nets.
Caney Creek Reservoir
No fish seines, gill nets, hoop nets or trammel nets.
Lake Charles
No butterfly nets or shrimp trawls longer than 16 feet, fish seines, gill nets, strike nets or trammel nets.
Lake Claiborne
No fish seines, gill nets or trammel nets.
Lake Concordia
No fish seines, gill nets or trammel nets.
Cross Lake
No fish seines, gill nets, hoop nets or trammel nets.
Cypress Lake and Black Bayou
Reservoir
• No fish seines, gill nets or trammel nets.
• No hoop nets, slat traps or wire nets from March 1 - Oct. 31.
Chicot Lake
No fish seines, gill nets, hoop nets or trammel nets.
D’Arbonne Lake
No fish seines, gill nets or trammel nets.
False River Lake, Lake Bruin,
Lake Providence and Poverty
Point Lake
You may only use gill and trammel nets from Oct. 1 through sunset on the last day of February of the
following year. Net mesh must be at least 3.5 inches square (7 inches stretched). You may leave gear
overnight but may only remove fish during daylight hours.
Fool River
No fish seines.
John K. Kelly-Grand Bayou
Reservoir
No fish seines, gill nets, hoop nets, trammel nets or wire nets.
Lacassine Bayou
No gill nets, hoop nets or trammel nets from March 1 - Nov. 30 (in the portion that flows through
Lacassine National Refuge).
Moss Lake
No butterfly nets or shrimp trawls longer than 16 feet, fish seines, gill nets, strike nets or trammel nets.
Nantachie Lake
No nets allowed.
Prien Lake
No butterfly nets or shrimp trawls longer than 16 feet, fish seines, gill nets, strike nets or trammel nets.
Tchefuncte River
No seines, nets or webbing in this river or its tributaries, from its origin in Washington Parish to where it
empties into Lake Pontchartrain in St. Tammany Parish.
Toledo Bend Reservoir
No gill nets, trammel nets, flag webbing or fish seines. No hoop nets from March 1 to May 15 (only in that
portion of the reservoir from a point north of Logansport where the lake enters Texas and south to a point
on the lake where the Texas Duck Refuge Canal intersects the Old Channel of the Sabine River).
TRAPS
Lake Bruin
Slat traps are allowed from Oct. 1 through sunset on the last day of February of the following year. You
may leave gear overnight but may only remove fish during daylight hours.
Poverty Point Lake
No slat traps.
Tchefuncte River
No traps in this river or its tributaries, from its origin in Washington Parish to where it empties into Lake
Pontchartrain in St. Tammany Parish.
Prohibited Gear
You may not use any of the following types of gear in state freshwater areas:
• Spears (except garfish)
• Poisons
• Stupefying substances or devices
• Explosives
• Guns
• Tree-topping devices
• Lead nets (exception: leads on hoop nets set at least 500 feet
• Electric shocking instruments or devices
from a stream bed in overflow regions)
• Elevated trotlines (except in exempt areas)
• Snagging devices (not including bows and arrows; exceptions:
catfish, garfish taken by spears)
You may not use any aircraft including fixed-wing aircraft, dirigibles, balloons, helicopters or any other form of aerial surveillance to assist in
harvesting finfish, except herring-like fish.
Bait
You may use the following gear to harvest minnows, shrimp and other baits permitted by law:
• Seines no longer than 30 feet and with mesh no larger than 1/4 inch
• Cast nets with a radius of less than 8.5 feet
• Dip nets no larger than 3 feet in diameter
• Minnow traps
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