Free Fishing weekend starts Saturday across Louisiana

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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.

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