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Since when do you have to buy both salt and fresh water license you can no longer buy just fresh water license!
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   redadele1
Trey: You are not required to buy a saltwater license to obtain a freshwater license. However, if you want a saltwater license you must buy a freshwater license. I am certain of this because I did so last week.
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   Trey14
I know that, I always buy both, but my friend went into Academy today and he just wanted Freshwater license but they told him you can no longer buy just Freshwater license you have to buy both fresh and saltwater, I was just wondering if they just done that since alot of people is not buying saltwater license yet since its mainly all closed.

Thanks
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   redadele1
Trey....I bought my freshwater license only from Academy in Houma last week.
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If u live south of baton rouge r hwy 90 u r requierd to have both . Im not sure what boundry!!
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You do not need a saltwater license if you have a freshwater license and do not keep any saltwater species. Below is a copy of the applicable law.

RS 56:302.1

(4) The saltwater license must be purchased and the fee paid irrespective of any agreement or provision of law not specifically waiving the license or fee. The required saltwater angling license shall not preclude a person from fishing for freshwater species of fish south of the designated saltwater line described in R.S. 56:322(A) or in saltwater lakes and bodies of water designated in R.S. 56:322(B). A person may take or possess in such designated saltwater areas, without a saltwater angling license, any freshwater species of fish in any number not otherwise prohibited by law, provided the person possesses a valid fishing license as otherwise required by law. For the purpose of enforcement, the department shall determine by rule which species of fish shall be classified as a freshwater species and which shall be classified as a saltwater species. Any person, without a valid saltwater angling license, that takes a saltwater species of fish as classified by the department from a designated saltwater area shall return such fish immediately to the waters from which taken without avoidable injury. An enforcement agent or officer of the department may inspect a fisherman's catch to insure compliance with this Paragraph.
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   BUDFISH
I wonder if I should get my license now or should hold out until they let us fish. Should we hit them where it hurts (in the pocket) or not?
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BP will make up the loss $$$ from the loss of licenses sold so it won't matter too much. It might hurt right now but LDWF will get the money when they file the claim with BP.
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i can see the lawsuit now. ldwf wanting to be reimbursed by bp for the lack of income from the sales of saltwater fishing licenses. when they put the biologists on the stand and they testify that there has been no contamination by oil in the various saltwater species that have been tested, and bp then asked why ldwf kept the areas closed to fishing, what do you think the judge is going to say?
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Re:Hog
Right now I wouldn't be surprised by anything. I'm a transplant from California and I have always learned about corruption in LA. I don't know if it's corruption or lack of commonsense. I was just reading that 40,000 of BP claims are not going to be paid due to incomplete filings. Watching the Commission do away with C&R made no sense to me nor did it seem as though they really cared but I guess that is what you get when bureaucrats have that much control.
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coruption??? Louisiana?? LOL! YOU THINK!!LOL
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...'Politicans Paradise of Double Talk'...only for the 82% dim witted !!!...I could show 'ya old newspapers from the '50 and change only the date at top...'ya never know 'da difference ???...(you should see the motivational one w/ Duke and Edwards)???...cheers

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   Teddy J
We are so good at it that they make movie's about us....wow !! We need to get it back before it's too late.
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   Ray
Haven't bought my combo lic yet. How much for both??? Ray
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Fees for Louisiana resident fishing licenses are:
Basic 'freshwater' - $9.50
Saltwater - $5.50
Total - $15.00
Also, if you purchase license on line, there is an additional $2.50 service charge.
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   Ray
Thanks a lot. I didn't know if they had increased the fees or not. Ray
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Don't know if anyone commented on this.

I don't fish freshwater. I have not fished freshwater in over 25 years. I had to buy a freshwater license to get a saltwater license, to only fish saltwater. It's also wrong for people who only fish freshwater, to only fish saltwater once or twice a year, if that. I'm lucky now. I am 65. To me it wasn't a point of paying the extra money. It was the point of having to buy freshwater to get saltwater. That's like buying a car, and they tell you, that you have to buy gasoline, when the car uses diesel. Or like what happed in 8th grade, when my teacher tried to force me to wear my shirt in my pants, when it was designed only to wear outside of the pants.
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