Louisiana Fishing License

Buy A Louisiana Fishing License Online Today.

Louisiana requires any person over the age of 16 to posses a valid Basic Fishing License to fish for recreational use in Louisiana.

– If you’re fishing south of the saltwater line, you must also have a Saltwater License.

– You are also required to have licenses or permits for certain types of gear or activities.

– Licenses are available at special rates for seniors, military, students, and people with disabilities. Lifetime licenses are also available and will be shown below.

You are exempt from needing a fishing license if you meet the below criteria. However, you must still have proof of age in your possession whenever fishing. In addition, residents born before June 1, 1940, must have appropriate gear licenses when using any legal fishing gear.

   – A resident or nonresident 15 years of age or under.

   – A resident born before June 1, 1940, who has lived in Louisiana for 6 months.

PRICES DISCLOSURE:  We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.

How much does a Louisiana fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Louisiana can range from under $3.00 for a Resident Annual Cane Pole fishing license to about $3,000.00 for a Nonresident Lifetime Combo license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Louisiana Resident Freshwater Fishing License Prices

Louisiana Resident Annual Cane Pole Fishing LicenseNo other license is required.

$2.50  BUY NOW

Louisiana Resident Annual Basic Fishing License: Also required if purchasing a Saltwater Fishing License.

$9.50   BUY NOW

Louisiana Resident Saltwater Fishing License Prices

Louisiana Resident Saltwater Fishing License: The Basic Fishing license is also required to be purchased with this license. 

$13.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Resident Saltwater Charter Passenger 3-Day Fishing License: Must be with a licensed guide on board at all times. This license is in place of Basic and Saltwater fishing licenses and is valid for 3 consecutive days. You must provide the charter guide’s license number or mothership license when you purchase a Charter Passenger License.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Resident Combo, Lifetime, and Senior License Prices

Louisiana Resident Sportsman’s Paradise License: License includes Basic and Saltwater fishing Licenses; Basic, Big Game, Bow, and Primitive Firearms hunting licenses; Louisiana Waterfowl and Turkey stamps, the WMA Hunting Permit; and all recreational gear licenses except for recreational trawls longer than 16 feet.

$100.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 5 – 13: For Basic and Saltwater Fishing

$200.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Resident Lifetime Fishing License | Ages 14 and Older: For Basic and Saltwater Fishing

$300.00  BUY NOW

NOTE: The Lifetime (Combo) Fishing/Hunting Licenses cover: Basic and Saltwater Fishing licenses, Basic, Big Game, Bow, and Primitive Firearm hunting licenses; Louisiana Duck and Turkey stamps; and the WMA Hunting Permit. Federal Duck Stamps are not included.

Louisiana Resident Lifetime Combo Fish/Hunt License | Ages 0 – 4: 

$200.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Resident Lifetime Combo Fish/Hunt License | Ages 5 – 13: 

$300.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Resident Lifetime Combo Fish/Hunt License | Ages 14 – 59: 

$500.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Resident Senior Lifetime Combo Fish/Hunt License | Ages 60 and older: 

$50.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Resident Senior Fishing and Hunting License | Ages 60 and Older: Any resident who turned 60 years old on or after June 1, 2000. This license take place of the Basic and Saltwater fishing licenses.

$5.00  BUY NOW

NOTE: Please visit the Special Licenses and Permits page of the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries for fees and applications.

How much does a Louisiana nonresident fishing license cost online?

Louisiana Nonresident Freshwater Fishing License Prices

Louisiana Nonresident Annual Basic Fishing License: Also required if purchasing a Saltwater Fishing License.

$60.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Nonresident 1-Day Basic Trip Fishing License: 

$5.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Nonresident Student Basic Fishing License: 

$9.50  BUY NOW

Louisiana Nonresident Saltwater Fishing License Prices

Louisiana Nonresident Annual Saltwater Fishing License: The Basic Fishing license is also required to be purchased with this license. 

$30.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Nonresident 1-Day Saltwater Trip Fishing License: 

$17.50  BUY NOW

Louisiana Nonresident Saltwater Fishing License: The Basic Fishing license is also required to be purchased with this license. 

$5.50  BUY NOW

Louisiana Nonresident Saltwater Charter Passenger 3-Day Fishing License: Must be with a licensed guide on board at all times. This license is in place of Basic and Saltwater fishing licenses and is valid for 3 consecutive days. You must provide the charter guide’s license number or mothership license when you purchase a Charter Passenger License.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Nonresident Saltwater Charter Skiff 3-Day Fishing License: Allows nonresidents to fish under the direction of a charter operation in a licensed charter skiff in saltwater areas of the state. This license is in place of Basic and Saltwater fishing licenses and is valid for 3 consecutive days.

$10.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Nonresident Lifetime License Prices

Louisiana Nonresident Lifetime Combo Fish/Hunt License: 

$3,000.00  BUY NOW

Louisiana Nonresident Native Disabled VET Lifetime Combo Fish/Hunt License: Copy of driver’s license, notarized copy of birth certificate, and Disabled Veterans Hunting and Fishing License Application must accompany application.

$300.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a Louisiana fishing license?

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All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.