2020 LDWF Recreational Fishing Regulations - Page 23



FRESHWATER FISHING
FRESHWATER STATE CREEL AND SIZE LIMITS
KEY
MLL - Minimum Length Limit SL - Slot Limit
Possession Limit is TWICE the daily creel limit unless otherwise stated.4
FRESHWATER GAME FISH
Largemouth Bass
Spotted Bass
BLACK BASS (Largemouth & Spotted)
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Location
Size Limit
Daily Creel Limit
All state waters EXCEPT as follows:
None
10 daily
Eagle Lake
16” MLL
10 daily
Poverty Point Reservoir
15-19” protected SL2
8 daily
No more than one over 19”
total length
False River (Pointe Coupee Parish)
14” MLL
5 daily
John K. Kelly-Grand Bayou Reservoir
(Red River Parish)
14-17” protected SL2
8 daily
No more than four over 17”
total length
Caddo Lake
14-18” protected SL2
for Largemouth Bass
No length restriction for
Spotted Bass
8 daily
No more than four
Largemouth Bass over 18”
total length
Toledo Bend Reservoir and the
Sabine River3 above Toledo Bend
14” MLL for Largemouth Bass
No MLL for Spotted Bass
8 daily in combination or
aggregate
Sabine River from Toledo Bend dam
to I-10
12” MLL for Largemouth Bass
No MLL for Spotted Bass
8 daily in combination or
aggregate
Sabine River south of I-10 (Louisiana
waters only)
Statewide regulations apply
10 daily
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NOTE: For enforcement purposes, a spotted bass is defined as a black bass with a tooth patch on the tongue.
Fish falling within a protected slot limit must be immediately released.
Sabine River upstream from Toledo Bend Reservoir to the point at which the entire river enters TX (state line
is marked with a sign).
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Anglers may have up to three times the daily bag limit of black bass (Micropterus spp.) below U.S. Highway
90 in coastal Louisiana providing the fish are kept whole or whole gutted in separate bags for each daily take
limit. The bags must be marked with the date fish were taken, the species and number of fish contained in the
bag, and the name and recreational fishing license number of the person taking the fish.
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