2020 LDWF Recreational Fishing Regulations - Page 49



WMAs, REFUGES & FEDERAL LANDS
ATCHAFALAYA DELTA



Camping and houseboat mooring is allowed only in designated areas. Houseboat
mooring is allowed via permit only (through annual lottery or by a bid lease program
during hunting season and by 16 day permit during the remainder of the year).
Contact Lafayette Field Office for details.
Vessels/Vehicles: Mudboats or air-cooled propulsion vessels powered by more than
36 total horsepower are prohibited on the WMA.
Limited Access Area: Operation of internal combustion engines prohibited from
September through January. See WMA map for specific locations.
BOEUF
Limited Access Area: No motorized vessels or vehicles Nov. 1 - Jan. 31. See WMA map for
specific locations.
BIG LAKE
Nets, yoyos and trotlines prohibited, EXCEPT yoyos and trotlines are allowed on Big Lake
and Chain Lake.
BILOXI
Vessels/Vehicles: Mud boats or air-cooled propulsion vessels can only be powered by
straight shaft “long tail” air-cooled mud motors that are 25 total horsepower or less on the
WMA. All other types of mud boats or air cooled propulsion vessels (including “surface
drive” boats) are prohibited.

Overnight mooring of all vessels 50 in length or longer is prohibited.

Camping and houseboat mooring Is allowed only in designated areas.
CAMP BEAUREGARD
Special regulations to be posted at Twin Lakes.
DEWEY W. WILLS


Crawfishing is limited to 100 pounds per person per day.
Limited Access Area: No motorized vessels or vehicles Nov. 1 - Jan. 31. See WMA
map for specific locations.
ELMER’S ISLAND WILDLIFE REFUGE







Commercial fishing, including guide service, is CLOSED.
Access and use of Elmer’s Island is only permitted 30 minutes before official sunrise to
30 minutes after official sunset seven days a week. However, the secretary of LDWF
may restrict any portion of Elmer’s Island whenever circumstances exist such that
restrictions are necessary to protect the Refuge or to protect the public from harm.
Camping or overnight activities are prohibited.
No glass containers are allowed.
The discharge of firearms, including muzzleloaders, bows and arrows, or crossbows is
prohibited.
Maximum speed limit on the island is 5 MPH.
Check for emergency closures and other information on Elmer’s Island at www.wlf.
la.gov/refuge/elmers-island.
FORT POLK-VERNON
Special regulations pertaining to fishing are posted at specific lakes.
www.wlf.louisiana.gov
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