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.
It gives anglers a chance to fish without a fishing license, and any tagged catfish landed on June 8 through 9 at a Get Out & Fish!site is eligible for a prize sponsored by Berkley and Louisiana Fish Fry.
For a look at the rules click http://www.wlf.la.gov/get-out-and-fish-1
Tagged channel catfish will be stocked at 10 LDWF Get Out and Fish! ponds across Louisiana.
Typically , anglers 16 and older must have 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.