quote:from what I've seen fishing the south end of the basin, it's more along the lines of respecting each others spots that their families have fished for generations..
Message Posted by shawnlsu I thought noone owned water in La.
That's kinda what I figured. I know I have read that unless your land surrounds water, that it is not owned by anyone
Recreational anglers ages 16 and over using any of the recreational gear listed below must, in addition to their basic fishing license, purchase the applicable gear license. If fishing in saltwater areas of the state, a saltwater fishing license is also required. Lifetime fishing license holders must also purchase a gear license to use recreational gear.
LICENSE RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
Crab Traps (limit 10 traps) (fished singly or on trot line) $15 $60
Slat Traps (limit 5 traps) $20 $80
Trawls (up to 16 feet) $25 $100
**Trawls (over 16 feet, up to 25 feet) $80 $320
Oyster Tong (per tong) $5 $20
Crawfish Traps (limit 35 traps) $15 $60
Pipes/Drums (limit 5) $10 $40
Cans/Buckets (limit 5) $10 $40
*Wire Nets (limit 5) $20 $80
*Hoop Nets (limit 5) $20 $80
Commercial license to sell for sure. Pretty sure the fisherman in the basin either own or lease the "land" they run their traps on.