Regulations for black bass on several water bodies across the state will change on Sunday, April 20 after biologists determined that length regulations have not been effective, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Modifications to the back down ramps at the Joseph Harbor boat launch off La. Hwy. 82 at the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier are complete, and the facility is set to reopen Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
A bill introduced in the Louisiana House of Representatives would increase a resident’s recreational saltwater fishing license by $7.50 and create a Saltwater Fish Research and Conservation Fund, which could provide funding for the newly-implemented Louisiana Recreational Creel Survey, officials said.
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission last week amended a notice of intent that will push the northern boundary to U.S. Hwy. 90 for allowing possession of a three-day limit of black bass along the coast.
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved both the 2014-16 hunting season dates and the 2014-15 general and Wildlife Management Area rules and regulations, including some modifications to deer area boundaries, according to a press release.
Some reports of speckled trout biting along the southeastern shore of Lake Borgne are starting to trickle in, while the redfish bite in the Biloxi Marsh remains steady, according to a Shell Beach fishing guide.
Duell Moreland pleaded guilty on April 3 to illegally killing a Louisiana black bear in Concordia Parish last November, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Edward “Ed” W. Swindell, who was appointed to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in March by Governor Bobby Jindal, served at his first commission meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge, according to a press release.