How to Become a Fishing Guide in Louisiana
No fishing guide license is required in Louisiana. However, resident and nonresident guides operating charter fishing vessels in saltwater areas of Louisiana must have a Charter Boat Fishing Guide License. New applicants must apply in person at LDWF Headquarters at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
P.O. Box 98000
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70898