Louisiana offers miles of shoreline and a myriad of freshwater lakes, marsh, and bayous to take opportunity of during this annual event. The Department hopes the weekend will introduce newcomers, visitors and people with rusty skills to one of Louisiana’s most popular sports. If you already have a fishing license, consider taking a friend or family member who has never been fishing.
Anglers are allowed to fish on all public bodies of waters without a license, but all fishing regulations still apply.
In conjunction with Free Fishing Weekend, LDWF is working with supporting sponsors to offer the following event on Saturday, June 7:
Lake D’Arbonne State Park Fishing Derby
3628 Evergreen Road, off Hwy. 2 (Bernice Hwy.)
* Registration begins at 8 a.m.
* Fishing contest begins at 9 a.m., and bait casting contest begins 10 a.m.
* Awards will be presented before noon.
* Eligible for kids 6 to 14 years of age.
* Bait will be provided by LDWF.
* Park entrance fee: $2/person; free entry for Seniors (62 and older) and children (3 and under)