Fishing Map

Get oriented to fishing locations around Louisiana! 

Louisiana is a land of waterways, with fun-filled destinations in all corners of the state for those looking to cast a line. 

North Louisiana is home to lakes, streams and rivers where the bluegill and bass always seem to be biting. In-the-know anglers can point you to spots from Shreveport to Tallulah for dropping anchor, many of which can actually be found at Louisiana State Parks. 

A little way south, in central Louisiana, you can spend the night in the history-rich city of Natchitoches before embarking on a relaxing day of fishing at Cane River Lake or Toledo Bend Reservoir. Spring Bayou is a remote destination that offers incredible sightseeing and top-notch freshwater fishing for those willing to make the trek.

And down south, of course, are the marshes and Gulf waters that have made Louisiana a legendary saltwater fishing destination. Calcasieu Parish (near Lake Charles) is a boater’s paradise, and spots like Cocodrie, Grand Isle, Venice and Lake Borgne are destinations where you might just find your next (but certainly not your last) trophy fish.

Use this map to get started planning your trip, and feel free to reach out to the local CVBs (convention and visitors bureaus) for help with putting together the perfect day out on the water.

Louisiana Fishing Map

Click on the map below to discover fishing locations and local resources throughout the different regions.

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Shreveport-Bossier City Area
Natchitoches-Winnfield Area
Toledo Bend-Lake Country Area
Alexandria Area
Lake Charles Area
Lafayette Area
New Iberia-Morgan City Area
Baton Rouge Area
Great River Road Area
Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area
Northshore Area
New Orleans Area
Monroe-Ruston Area
New Orleans Area in Louisiana
New Orleans Area
New Orleans Area

Freshwater meets saltwater in the brackish marshes just south of New Orleans, creating an ideal location for redfish and speckled trout. Head down to Venice for an angler’s adventure while fishing for blue marlin, red snapper, and wahoo.

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Northshore Area in Louisiana
Northshore Area
Northshore Area

Whether you’re on your own or with one of the area’s expert charters, the waters of Louisiana’s Northshore are sure to keep you busy. The Rigolets, a deep-water strait connecting Lake Pontchatrain, Lake Catherine, Lake Borgne, and the Gulf of Mexico, is legendary for record setting redfish and trout.

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Baton Rouge Area in Louisiana
Baton Rouge Area
Baton Rouge Area

The canals branching off False River offer great opportunities for bass fishermen, while the Amite River is a popular spot for crappie and catfish.

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Great River Road Area in Louisiana
Great River Road Area
Great River Road Area

Along with many fishing piers and swamps to explore, this area is home to Lake Des Allemands. Often known as the “catfish capital of the world,” this area is known for the outstanding quantity and quality of fish.

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Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area in Louisiana
Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area
Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area

With access to the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary and the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this area is the heart of Louisiana’s wetlands and abundant with fishing options. Have a leisurely day of casting in the bayous for perch and bass or take on the adventure of saltwater fishing off-shore for wahoo, amberjack, and tuna.

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New Iberia-Morgan City Area in Louisiana
New Iberia - Morgan City Area
New Iberia-Morgan City Area

Take in the best that the Atchafalaya Basin has to offer when fishing for sunfish, bass, and crappie, or explore the coastal wetlands for red fish, black drum, and speckled trout.

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Lafayette Area in Louisiana
Lafayette Area
Lafayette Area

The rivers, bayous, and lakes of the Lafayette area are brimming with catfish, crappie and so much more. Nature preserves such as Lake Martin will surround you in the beauty of Louisiana’s wetlands as you fish.

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Lake Charles Area
Lake Charles Area

Fishing options abound in the Lake Charles Area, with fresh and saltwater opportunities. Explore the Creole Nature Trail to find bayous, marshes, and even beaches where you can drop a line.

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Toledo Bend Lake Country Area
Toledo Bend Lake Country Area

Twice named the top bass lake in the nation by Bassmaster Magazine, Toledo Bend – Lake Country is a top destination for the avid fisherman. Although known for their huge bass, you’ll also find an abundance of carp, crappie, and bream.

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Alexandria Area
Alexandria Area

The Red River brings bass to the Alexandria area, with places like Fort Buhlow Recreation Area offering fishing piers and boat launches for your day on the water.

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Natchitoches - Winnfield Area
Natchitoches-Winnfield Area

Venture into the lakes of the over 120,000 acres of Kisatchie National Forest for leisurely fishing surrounding by nature’s best scenery.

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Monroe - Ruston Area
Monroe-Ruston Area

The Ouachita River has been a favorite fishing spot among sportsmen for years, with anglers raking in smallmouth bass, catfish, and bluegill. Lake D’Arbonne State Park’s 15,000-acre lake is also perfect for white perch and crappie.

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Shreveport - Bossier City Area
Shreveport-Bossier City Area

The Red River, with its many branching bayous, is a great place to catch river bass, perch, and catfish. Caddo Lake and Lake Bistineau are also renowned for their largemouth bass, sunfish, bluegills.

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