2020 LDWF Recreational Fishing Regulations - Page 22



FRESHWATER FISHING
RESTRICTIONS BY LOCATION
Some Louisiana waterbodies have specific gear restrictions and are listed below.
ANACOCO LAKE, LAKE VERNON,
ANACOCO BAYOU (Vernon Parish)
BUNDICK LAKE (Beauregard Parish)
GRAND BAYOU RESERVOIR (Red River
Parish)
SABINE RIVER (DeSoto Parish)
Fish Net Restrictions
The use of fish nets (gill nets, trammel nets,
hoop nets, fish seines) is prohibited in:

Bundick Lake

Anacoco Lake

Lake Vernon

A portion of Anacoco Bayou between
the two lakes

Grand Bayou Reservoir

A portion of the Sabine River (from
March 1 - May 15) in the area from the
Texas line where the river enters Texas
south to a point where the Texas Duck
Refuge Canal intersects the old channel of the Sabine River.
BLACK LAKE, CLEAR LAKE, PRAIRIE
LAKE (Natchitoches Parish)
CADDO LAKE (Caddo Parish)
CHICOT LAKE (Evangeline Parish)
LAKE D’ARBONNE (Union Parish)
LAKE LAFOURCHE (Caldwell Parish)
LAKE SAINT JOSEPH (Tensas Parish)
Yo-Yo Restrictions

The placement of any artificial object
to anchor a yo-yo or trigger device is
prohibited.

No more than 50 yo-yos or trigger
devices allowed per person.

Each yo-yo or trigger device must be
clearly tagged with the name, address and
telephone number of the owner/user.

All fish or any other animals caught or
hooked must be immediately removed
from the device.

Each yo-yo or trigger device must be
re-baited at least once every 24 hours.

No yo-yo or trigger device is allowed
to be attached to any metallic object.

Except for an object used strictly in the
construction of a pier, boathouse, seawall, or dock, no object which is driven
into the lake bottom, a stump, tree, or
the shoreline shall be used to anchor a
yo-yo or trigger device. “Object”
means rebar or other metal material,
cane, PVC tubing, construction material, or any other type of material.
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Trotline Restrictions

All trotlines must be marked, tagged,
and dated with the owner/user’s
name, address, phone number and
date of placement. The trotline must
be marked on each end with a floating
object that is readily visible.

No person is allowed to set more than
three trotlines with a maximum of 50
hooks per trotline.

All trotlines must have an 8-foot cotton leader on each end of the trotline
to insure that if the trotline is left unattended, the cotton leader will deteriorate and the line will sink.

All trotlines must be attended daily
while in service.
BOGUE CHITTO RIVER
Seines, Nets and Webbing Restrictions

The use of seines, nets or webbing for
the taking of fish in Bogue Chitto River
from where it enters the state in the
northern part of Washington Parish to
where it enters into the Pearl River in
St. Tammany Parish is prohibited.
Taking by Hand

The taking of fish from logs, buckets,
barrels, drums or natural or artificial
nesting areas by hand grabbing is also
prohibited in this area.
CYPRESS LAKE AND BLACK BAYOU
RESERVOIR (Bossier Parish)
Hoop Nets, Wire Nets and Slat Traps

These devices are prohibited from
March 1 - Oct. 31 of each year.

These devices must be removed from
the lakes prior to March 1 of each year.
POVERTY POINT RESERVOIR
No person is allowed to possess, set or use
any recreational hoop nets, recreational
wire nets, yo-yos, trotlines or slat traps at
this location.
TCHEFUNCTE RIVER
Seines, nets, webbing or traps of any kind and
all types, including slat traps, for the taking of
fish in the Tchefuncte River, and its tributaries,
from its origin in Washington Parish to where
it empties into Lake Pontchartrain in St.
Tammany Parish, are prohibited.
2019 Louisiana Fishing Regulations

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