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All about fishing for alligator gar, bowfin and chain pickerel in Louisiana.

Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Louisiana waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in Louisiana

Fishing lures

Larger lakes across the state of Louisiana, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Black Bayou Lake, Caddo Lake, Caney Creek Reservoir, Catahoula Lake, Cheniere Brake Lake, Cocodrie Lake, Corney Lake, Cross Lake, Cypress Bayou Reservoir, Grand Lake, Iatt Lake, Lac des Allemands, Lake Bistineau, Lake Bruin, Lake Claiborne, Lake Henderson, Lake Maurepas, Lake Palourde, Lake Rodemacher, Lake Salvador, Lake Verret, Saline Lake (Clarence), Sibley Lake, Toledo Bend, Turkey Creek Lake and others.

Fishing for other species in Louisiana

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

World record: 279 lbs

LA State Record: 179 lbs 0 oz



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

LA State Record: 20 lbs 8 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

LA State Record: 5 lbs 12 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Louisiana, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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