Louisiana Free Fishing Weekend: Here’s when you can cast your line for free in June

Heads up, anglers! Mark your calendars because free fishing days are back.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announces its annual Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.

Free fishing weekend provides an opportunity for anglers to fish without a fishing license on any of the state’s public waters. This year, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering a unique, incentive-based fishing experience with its Get Out and Fish! Weekend Derby, the agency announced via a release.

To encourage anglers to take advantage of this opportunity, any tagged catfish landed on June 8 through 9 at a Get Out & Fish! site is eligible for a prize.

Tagged channel catfish will be stocked at 10 LDWF Get Out and Fish! ponds across Louisiana. For more information about the event including directions, reporting instructions, and derby rules, click here.

While a fishing license is not required, all fishing regulations, including size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions will remain in effect.

 

Photo courtesy: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries via Facebook

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With the exception of free fishing weekend, anglers 16 and older must possess a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in any Louisiana public waters. Licenses are available for purchase online at https://la-web.s3licensing.com/. By purchasing a fishing license, Louisiana receives matching funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program for public fishing and boating access, fishing programs and education and fisheries management.

This event is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF). The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fish resources.

For more information about the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries visit: www.wlf.la.gov.