Gulf fishing

Louisiana Fishing

From our lakes and marshes to the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy Louisiana's world-class fishing and learn why we're called Sportsman's Paradise.

In Louisiana, fishing isn’t simply a hobby. It’s a way of life, as intertwined with our culture as Cajun music and gumbo are. Pick a place on the map, and you’re almost guaranteed to find a spot where make memories and reel in fresh catches. From the pier to the plate, Louisiana is an angler’s dream destination.

That may sound boastful, but it’s true. What do you expect from a state — nicknamed Sportsman’s Paradise — that has 77,000 miles of coastline (more than just about any other state), the largest manmade lake in the South, and uniquely Louisiana menu items like catfish po-boys and crawfish étouffée?

Besides its importance to Louisiana’s economy and culture, fishing is also a visitor-favorite way to enjoy the state. Novice anglers and pros alike can cast a line anywhere from state parks to bayous and the rich Gulf of Mexico waters that made Louisiana one of the nation’s top charter fishing spots.

So load up the tackle box and come aboard. Louisiana’s waters await.

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See What We're Catching in Louisiana

Folks are reelin' in big ones all over Louisiana. Watch the videos, catch the fishing fever and start planning your trip to drop a line!

Fish Tales

Everybody's got a story about the one that got away. Check out the ones that didn't and see what's biting now in Louisiana!