2020 LDWF Recreational Fishing Regulations - Page 9



LICENSING
ACTIVITIES THAT REQUIRE A LICENSE
A valid Basic Fishing License is required to possess fish in Louisiana waters OR to use the
following gears in pursuit of fish:

Cast net with a radius not to exceed 8

Bow and arrow
feet, 6 inches

A barbed or barbless spear

Crabbing on a refuge or wildlife man•
Frog gig/catcher
agement area (WMA)

Scuba gear

Crab Traps*

Hook and Line

Trawl*
*Gear licenses for crab traps and/or trawls can be purchased with the requirement of basic
fishing license. If a person wishes to utilize these gear types in the defined saltwater area,
one must also possess a saltwater license.
MILITARY RECREATIONAL LICENSES




Active-duty members of the United
States armed forces, including National Guard, are eligible to purchase
annual licenses for the same fee that
Louisiana residents pay for annual licenses.
An active-duty military member’s
spouse and/or any dependents may
also obtain a fishing license at the Louisiana resident rate.
In order to obtain Louisiana resident
rate licenses the active-duty member
of the military, spouse or dependents
must present a valid active duty military ID card at the time of the license
purchase.
A Louisiana resident who is a member
of the Louisiana National Guard or
any reserve component of the United
States armed forces may purchase a
combination license to hunt and fish
for $50. Information and applications


are available at www.wlf.la.gov/
licenses or by calling 225-765-2887.
A Louisiana resident or native born
Retired member of the United States
armed forces, including Louisiana National Guard, is eligible to purchase a
combination license to hunt and fish
for $5. (Application for this license can
be mailed to the Baton Rouge office or
presented to the Baton Rouge office in
person).
A Louisiana resident who is a surviving spouse of a member of the United
States armed forces, including Louisiana National Guard, who was killed
in action while in a combat zone, is
eligible to purchase a recreational fishing license for $2.50. (Application for
this license can be mailed to the Baton
Rouge office or presented to the Baton
Rouge office in person).
www.wlf.louisiana.gov
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