Any person using crab nets or crab lines for the purpose of taking crabs for recreational purposes shall not be required to purchase or possess a basic recreational fishing license or be required to purchase a gear license. However, persons using crab nets or crab lines on LDWF WMA or refuges must possess a basic and saltwater recreational fishing license or a Wild Louisiana Stamp.
you do not need a license unless you are on a reserve according to this paragraph in the rules.
sorry for the double, i was typing as you were posting
This post was edited on 7/16 at 10:52 am