Recreational wire nets shall only be used for the taking of legal sized catfish. Recreational wire nets and recreational hoop nets may only be used in the area located north of Interstate 12 from where it crosses the Louisiana/Mississippi state line westward to the city of Baton Rouge, the areas located north of Interstate 10 from the city of Baton Rouge westward to where it crosses the Louisiana/Texas state line.
Mobility impaired persons, as defined in R.S. 47:463.4(E), that are bona fide residents of Louisiana and over 60 years of age, may use a single recreational hoop net in any waters of the state. The net must be no greater than eighteen feet by eight feet. Catch is restricted to catfish and used only for home consumption.
Recreational anglers ages 16 and over using any of the recreational gear listed below must, in addition to their basic fishing license, purchase the applicable gear license. If fishing in saltwater areas of the state, a saltwater fishing license is also required. Lifetime fishing license holders must also purchase a gear license to use recreational gear.
*Wire Nets (limit 5) $20
*Hoop Nets (limit 5) $20http://www.wlf.state.la.us/licenses/fishing/recreational/
*Recreational wire nets and recreational hoop nets shall be used only in the geographical areas located north of a line that follows Interstate 10 from where it crosses the Louisiana/Mississippi state line westward to its junction with Interstate Highway 12 near Slidell, along Interstate Highway 12 westward to its junction with Interstate Highway 10 in the city of Baton Rouge, and then along Interstate 10 from the city of Baton Rouge westward to where it crosses the Louisiana/Texas state line.
**Not included in Sportsman's Paradise license.
As far as bait is concerned, they make a block that is soymeal/chese mix. It does not have the nostril burning smell of the cheese, but works well. I use it with extra soy chips, and a bit of dogfood.