Louisiana Recreational Fishing Fees and Licenses

Recreational Fishing Fees

Resident, Military, & Student

Type Cost
Basic Fishing Season $17.00
Saltwater License (Basic Fishing required) $15.00
Hook and Line $5.00
Charter Passenger Saltwater License (3-day) $20.00
Charter Passenger Freshwater License (3-day) $10.00
LA Sportsman’s Paradise License $100.00
Senior Hunt/Fish (born before June 1, 1940) FREE
Senior Fish/Hunt (born between June 1, 1940 and May 31, 1962) $5.00
Disabled/Special Needs Hunting/Fish $4.00
Disabled Veterans No cost
Offshore Landing Permit Free

Non-Resident

Type Cost
Basic Fishing Season $68.00
Saltwater License (Basic Fishing required) $60.00
Hook and Line $5.00
Charter Passenger Saltwater License (3-day) $20.00
Charter Passenger Freshwater License (3-day) $10.00
LA Sportsman’s Paradise License $400.00
Senior Fish/Hunt (born between June 1, 1940 and May 31, 1962) Not available
Disabled/Special Needs Hunting/Fish Not available
Disabled Veterans Not available
Offshore Landing Permit Not available

Non-Resident Native 10-Day

Type Cost
Basic Fishing Season $17.00
Saltwater License (Basic Fishing required) $15.00
Hook and Line $5.00
Charter Passenger Saltwater License (3-day) $20.00
Charter Passenger Freshwater License (3-day) $10.00
LA Sportsman’s Paradise License $100.00
Senior Fish/Hunt (born between June 1, 1940 and May 31, 1962) Not available
Disabled/Special Needs Hunting/Fish Not available
Disabled Veterans Not available
Offshore Landing Permit Not available

Non-Resident 5-Day

Type Cost
Basic Fishing Season $30.00
Saltwater License (Basic Fishing required) $30.00
Hook and Line $5.00
Charter Passenger Saltwater License (3-day) $20.00
Charter Passenger Freshwater License (3-day) $10.00
LA Sportsman’s Paradise License $120.00
Senior Fish/Hunt (born between June 1, 1940 and May 31, 1962) Not available
Disabled/Special Needs Hunting/Fish Not available
Disabled Veterans Not available
Offshore Landing Permit Not available

Recreation on LDWF Administered Lands

WMA Access Annual Permit

Type Cost
Annual Permit $20.00
5-Day Permit (valid for a five-consecutive-day period) $5.00

WMA Camping Permit

Type Cost
Camping Permit $7.00/day

Please note that the above fees and licenses are subject to change, and it's essential to verify the current rates and regulations with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries or local authorities before fishing.

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