In an effort to increase participation in freshwater fishing by the state's youth, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) will allow the taking of undersized black bass by anglers 15 years of age and younger during the Labor Day weekend on select waterways.

The dates of the suspension of bass size restrictions for youth anglers are August 30-September 1. This suspension will take place in the Atchafalaya Basin, Lake Verret-Palourde Area and Lake Fausse Point-Dauterive Area.

The normal 10 bass per day limit from these areas will still apply to all anglers during the Labor Day weekend. Anglers 16-years-old and older will still be required to observe the 14-inch minimum size limit during this special youth fishing weekend.

For more information on these areas and questions about the youth fishing weekend, contact Mike Wood at 318-343-4045 or by email at