Whether purely for sport or because a day on the water here typically results in a truly memorable meal, fishing is the most popular outdoor adventure in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou.
With plenty of boat launches up and down the Bayou, a trip to Lafourche Parish isn’t complete without time spent out on the water – rod and reel in hand. Coastal Louisiana is a true playground for anglers, offering countless waterways and a seemingly endless quantity of fish. This part of the country is known for everything you’ll pull from its waters, from redfish and mackerel to the shrimp and crabs that factor into so many Cajun dishes.
Visitors must possess a valid recreational license for freshwater fishing, while saltwater fishing requires both a saltwater and freshwater fishing license.
Permits must be obtained to hunt as well. For more information on fishing licenses visit the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website at
www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing, and hunting licenses at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting.