Youth Anglers Allowed To Take Undersized Bass During Memorial And Labor Day Weekends

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 Memorial and Labor Day weekends on select waterways.

The dates of the suspension of bass size restrictions for youth anglers are May 24-26 and Aug. 30-Sept. 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 these weekends. Anglers 16-years-old and older will still be required to observe the 14-inch minimum size limit during these special youth fishing weekends.

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

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Inland Fisheries Division staff and the Freshwater Fisheries Recreational Task Force supported and suggested this youth angler bass suspension to the LWFC.