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Apr 03, 2020, 10:42 AM by WestwegoMan
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A message from LDWF

Recently, LDWF has had to respond to several fake news articles, one regarding increased fishing fines and, most recently, the supposed forced closure of hunting and fishing season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
None of it is true.

Any valid information regarding LDWF actions is on our website at or our Facebook page at  Please verify the accuracy of any information at these sites before sharing it on social media.

“It is incredibly unfortunate that some individuals would go out of their way to spread false information with the intent of creating confusion for the wonderful people of Louisiana,” said LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet. “At a time when we are pulling together to deal with a deadly health crisis, there are some who find such actions amusing.”

LDWF supports the recent comments by Gov. John Bel Edwards encouraging people “to go outside and to stay active during this time, as long as they practice social distancing when they are around their neighbors.”
It is essential to remember that people should not gather in groups of more than 10, that you practice social distancing – stay at least six feet apart - and that you strictly follow the state and local orders related to the pandemic.

We hope your families are well during these challenging days and have the opportunity to spend time outdoors together – whether relaxing in your backyard, biking in your neighborhood, hiking a nature trail, taking advantage of our upcoming turkey season, or going fishing near your home.
As always, you’ll need a valid fishing or hunting license and must follow all fish and game regulations for the state of Louisiana.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at or signup to receive email alerts.
Jan 21, 2020, 9:13 AM by SaltySpoon | Views: 1423 | Comments: 0


I'm going to be in New Orleans and Baton Rouge later this week. I am curious as if there is anything I should know before I head out fishing there. I'm only going to be able to fish on Saturday, and I'm thinking around Shell Beach. I'll be bank fishing. Looking to catch anything that bites. Whiting, Croaker, Trout, Reds, Rays, whatever.

Thanks in advance.
Jan 02, 2020, 11:19 AM by WestwegoMan
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BATON ROUGE, La.--Crappie regulations on Eagle Lake, a shared waterbody between Madison Parish, LA, and Warren County, MS, have become permanent.  The regulations include a daily creel limit of 30 fish per day and a minimum total length limit of 11 inches.  A Notice of Intent to make the experimental regulations permanent was adopted on August 1, 2019 at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recommended the regulations to create identical regulations with other similar lakes in MS, and potentially improve the crappie population in Eagle Lake, which has historically suffered from poor natural crappie recruitment.  These regulations have been in effect on Eagle Lake since October 1, 2015, on an experimental basis.
Results of evaluations conducted by MDWFP over the 4-year experimental period were submitted to fisheries staff of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for review, and upon evaluation of the impacts to the fishery and acceptance by anglers, LDWF biological staff agreed that the regulations should be made permanently concurrent with MS.  Shared regulations on border waters result in less uncertainty for anglers, and will provide for easier enforcement by both state agencies.
For more information, contact Ryan Daniel, District 2 Fisheries Biologist Manager, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at 318-343-4044 or .
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting many of Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at , on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

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