Fishing For Other Species In Louisiana
Guide to fishing for alligator gar, bowfin and chain pickerel in Louisiana.
Larger lakes across the state, 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.
Other Available Species
World record: 279 lbs
State Record: 179.0 lbs
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 20.50 lbs
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 5.75 lbs
World record: 50 lbs 5 oz
State Record: 30.44 lbs
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Louisiana Miscellaneous State Record Fish
The state record alligator gar was caught in the Red River.
The state record bowfin was caught in Toledo Bend Reservoir.
The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Kincaid Lake.
The state record longnose gar was caught from the Amite River.
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.