BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has announced that a free recreational fishing period will be held June 11-12. Louisiana residents and non- residents will be allowed to fish without a license on any of the state's public waters during that weekend.
Louisiana offers miles of shoreline and a myriad of freshwater lakes, marsh and bayous to take opportunity of during this annual event.
Wildlife officials say they hope the weekend will introduce newcomers, visitors and people who haven't fished in a while to one of Louisiana's most popular sports. If you already have a fishing license, agents suggest that you consider taking a friend or family member who has never been fishing.
Anglers are allowed to fish on all public bodies of waters without a license, but all fishing regulations still apply.