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Best Louisiana Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in LA.

Atchafalaya Basin, Caddo Lake, Lac des Allemands, Lake Claiborne, Lake D’Arbonne and Toledo Bend Reservoir are the most popular places for fishing in Louisiana, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Atchafalaya Basin, LA
  • Caddo Lake, LA
  • Cross Lake, LA
  • Lac des Allemands, LA
  • Lake Claiborne, LA
  • Lake D’Arbonne, LA
  • Lake Maurepas, LA
  • Toledo Bend Reservoir
Best Bass Lakes

Atchafalaya Basin, Caddo Lake, Lac des Allemands, Lake Claiborne, Lake D’Arbonne and Toledo Bend Reservoir are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

Caddo Lake, Cross Lake, Lac des Allemands, Lake D’Arbonne, Lake Iatt and Toledo Bend Reservoir are favorite options for channel, blue, white and flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Atchafalaya Basin, Lac des Allemands, Lake D’Arbonne, Lake Iatt and Toledo Bend Reservoir are the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Caddo Lake, Lake Claiborne, Lake D’Arbonne and Toledo Bend Reservoir are popular lakes to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Top Striper Lakes

Caddo Lake, Lake Claiborne, Lake D’Arbonne and Toledo Bend Reservoir are the best options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...

Visit the Louisiana fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Louisiana map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in LA at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

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