How to Become a Fishing Guide in Louisiana

Fishing at Jimmie Davis State Park 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

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