Fishing for sac-a-lait in Bayou Des Allemands, Lloyd Brandt ended up catching this choupique.

Species spotlight: Choupique

The bowfin (Amia calva), whose more common name is mudfish, is a close relative of the gar. Its stout body and long dorsal fin, which covers almost three-quarters the length of its body, give the fish a snaky or eel-like appearance. […]

There’s no license or limits on landlocked ponds located on private land.
Freshwater Fishing

Do I need a license to fish my own pond?

A reader recently asked the question, “Do I need a license to fish in my pond?” The answer is, usually, no. But in some cases, pond owners and landowners actually do need a license to fish on their own property. […]