Fishing in Southwest Louisiana
Arrested for fishing tidal waters?
I was recently fishing in a portion of sabin river called lost laske, it is just south of the tourist bureau near the texas louisiana border. As myself and my partner were fishing we were approached by 4 women, all employees of 'the marsh club' in southwest la, near burnout bridge on old hwy 90, and we were told if we didnt leave immediately AND throw whatever fish we caught BACK into the lake we would be arrested b the sherrifs department and have our equipment taken by them and have to pay a large fine. Granted i did see the sign that said HUNTING preserve, trespassers will be proscuted, what rights/laws are enforcing this kind of bull? I was in tidal waters, accessable and navigable by boat YEAR ROUND. I was NOT out of my boat and i was not disturbing anyone, just trying to catch a mess of fish for supper. Anyone with any knowledge of laws forbidding me to fish anywhere like i described would be greatly appreciated. oh yeah, on the sign it does say it it a licensed hunting preserve but i wouldnt think it would make a differance b/c it is navigable and it was NOT dredged by 'The Marsh Club'