2020 LDWF Recreational Fishing Regulations - Page 54



WMAs, REFUGES & FEDERAL LANDS
SODA LAKE
That portion west of Twelve Mile Bayou closed to fishing Oct. 1 - March 31.
SPRING BAYOU


Recreational fishing is permitted, EXCEPT only after 2 p.m. during waterfowl season,
EXCEPT during early teal season, recreational fishing allowed after 10 a.m.
Recreational crawfishing is permitted from March 15 - July 31 and is limited to 100
pounds per person per day. No traps or nets are to be left overnight.
ROCKEFELLER WILDLIFE REFUGE, STATE WILDLIFE REFUGE
(Vermilion) & MARSH ISLAND WILDLIFE REFUGE




Trawling is prohibited.
Trotlines, jug lines, trammel and gill
nets, and traps are prohibited.
Use of the refuges is permitted from
official sunrise to official sunset. This
includes access routes through the refuge. Overnight camping is prohibited.
Firearms are prohibited. Littering is
prohibited. Damage to or removal of
trees, shrubs, and wild plants without
prior approval is prohibited.
SHRIMPING

25 pounds of shrimp (heads on) per
boat or vehicle per day is allowed during the inside open shrimp season as
established by the Louisiana Wildlife
and Fisheries Commission.

10 pounds of shrimp (heads on) for
bait purposes may be caught during
the closed season.

Shrimp may be harvested only by cast
net on the refuge and only for sport
fishing or home consumption use.
When harvesting shrimp with a cast
net, contents shall be dumped in a
container and not on the ground.
CRAWFISHING

Recreational crawfishing is permitted
in the open portion of the refuge with
a limit of 100 pounds per boat or
vehicle per day.

Set nets may be used but must be
attended and removed from the refuge
daily. No commercial harvest is allowed.
CRABBING

Crabs may be harvested from the open
portion of the refuge with a limit of 12
dozen crabs per boat or vehicle per
day.

NOTE: No commercial harvest is
allowed on Marsh Island, State Wildlife
and Rockefeller refuges.
OYSTERS

Oysters may be harvested by tonging
(properly licensed) or by hand collection
from the natural reefs, but only in
waters approved (open) for harvest by
the Department of Health.

One gallon per boat or vehicle per day
is allowed and oysters must be opened
at the reef and the shells returned to
the reef.

Taking of oysters from the natural
reefs may be closed at any time by the
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and
Fisheries.
VESSELS & VEHICLES

Speedboat racing and water skiing are
prohibited.

All boat traffic shall honor no wake
zones and shall keep wave wash to a
minimum.

Pulling boats over or around levees,
dams or water control structures or
any other activities that may cause
detriment to the integrity of levees,
dams and water control structures is
prohibited.

Jet skis and airboats are prohibited.
KISATCHIE NATIONAL FOREST- NATIONAL CATAHOULA AND
NATIONAL RED DIRT WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PRESERVES
Preserves will be closed to fishing during deer gun hunts. Consult hunting regulations for dates.
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2019 Louisiana Fishing Regulations

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