2020 LDWF Recreational Fishing Regulations - Page 10



LICENSING
TEXAS/LOUISIANA RECIPROCAL


Louisiana and Texas residents who
hold resident licenses from their resident state or who are exempted from
holding resident licenses in their state
may fish the border waters between
Texas and Louisiana without additional
licenses. Boundary waters include:
• Caddo Lake
• Toledo Bend Reservoir
• Sabine River
• Sabine Lake
• Sabine Pass
Louisiana residents who are 65 years
old or older may fish in Texas public
waters (both freshwater and saltwater) as long as they possess valid Louisiana resident licenses and comply
with Texas law.




Louisiana residents born before June
1, 1940 are not required to have a license to fish border waters, only.
Louisiana residents who are 17 to 64
years of age must purchase Texas nonresident fishing license(s) when fishing
in Texas, except when fishing in border
waters.
Texas residents who are 65 years old
or older may fish in Louisiana public
waters (both freshwater and saltwater) as long as they possess valid Texas
resident license(s) and comply with
Louisiana law.
Texas residents born before Sept. 1,
1930 must possess Texas resident fishing license(s) when fishing in Louisiana, except in the border waters.
DISABILITY LICENSES



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Resident veterans who have a permanent service-connected disability classification of 50 percent or more, and
residents who are blind, paraplegic or
multiple amputee can be issued recreational basic and saltwater fishing
license(s) for free.
Residents who are totally and permanently disabled and receiving federal
social security disability benefits or
disability retirement income from a retirement system whose members are
exempt from social security pursuant
to the Railroad Retirement Insurance
Act or employees of the state or a political subdivision of the state that has
not voluntarily agreed to participate
in federal social security may qualify
for reduced rate basic and saltwater
fishing licenses. (This exemption does
not apply to Supplemental Security Income benefits).
Residents required to use one or more
artificial limbs or permanent braces
for mobility or a single amputee can
be issued recreational basic and saltwater fishing licenses for free.



2019 Louisiana Fishing Regulations
As defined in R.S. 47:463.4(E), Mobility impaired persons that are bona
fide residents of Louisiana, in possession of valid identification, and over
60 years of age may use one legal slat
trap and/or one hoop net not greater
than 18 feet by 8 feet, where those
gear are legal, without a license, only
for the purpose of catching catfish and
only for home consumption.
Applications for these licenses can be
mailed to the Baton Rouge office or
presented to the Baton Rouge office
in person.
Application forms for the Resident Disabled Sportsman License or Resident
Disabled with Social Security Benefit License are available at www.wlf.
la.gov/licenses. For more information
contact Sports License at 225-7652887

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