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 Tackle, Gear & Licensing

Types of Tackle "Bait" used to catch Jefferson Parish fish:

  • Angle- to fish with rod, fishing pole or hook & line, with or without a reel
  • Cast net - a light circular net of vegetable or synthetic materials, weighted, that is thrown by hand over water
  • Hook - any curved or bent device attached to a line for the purpose of taking fish, consiting of not more than one eye and one shank with no more than three barbs.
  • Live Bait- shrimp, squid or Minnows
  • Monofilament - a single untwisted synthetic filamant.
  • Trigger - any tension-loader rubber band or spring device that contains several feet of line and a hook, which is baited and set, which automatically hooks and plays a fish. 


Jefferson, much like most of Louisiana, knows how to fish. Whether you plan to cast from a pier in a quiet country setting or share the day with fellow fishermen, you can experience some of the best fishing in Louisiana.

Recreational fishing licenses may be purchased online by visiting or by telephone using Visa or MasterCard. Call toll free 1-888-765-2602. An authorization number for immediate use will be provided and licenses will be mailed to the licensee. A service fee is charged.