Fish for free in Louisiana this weekend

Published 10:18 pm Friday, June 8, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — This weekend will be the only time this year that it’s OK to fish without a license in Louisiana waters.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries hopes to hook anglers with its annual Free Fishing Weekend.

Residents and visitors won’t need a fishing license today or Sunday, but will have to follow all fishing regulations. Those include size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions.

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Aside from this one weekend — June 9 and 10 this year — anglers aged 16 and over must have a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in any state public waters, inshore or offshore.

Licenses can be bought online at .

License sales help pay for public fishing and boating access, fishing programs and education and fisheries management through the Sport Fish Restoration Fund.