Launch of the Louisiana Bass Trail

Person's hand holding a bass fish against a lake with blue sky.Love to fish bass? The Louisiana Bass Trail has been created for visitors and locals to enhance their bass fishing experience.

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, the Louisiana Office of Tourism and Louisiana Office of State Parks recently announced the launch of the Louisiana Bass Trail. Seven lakes in eight Louisiana State Parks in North Louisiana feature world-class bass fishing.

Louisiana is known internationally for its bass fishing. The Louisiana Bass Trail will highlight these fishing opportunities. Visitors and locals are encouraged to fish more than one lake. After fishing at least four lakes, a person can qualify for special Louisiana Bass Trail prizes.

“I always like to say, you can fish anywhere but you catch fish in Louisiana,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.

“One of Louisiana’s biggest tourism assets here in the Sportsman’s Paradise is our bountiful lakes and waterways,” said Kyle Edmiston, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Tourism. “This Trail enables us to market these phenomenal fishing opportunities along with our State Parks.”

The lakes and associated parks are Toledo Bend (North Toledo Bend State Park and South Toledo Bend State Park), Caney Lake (Jimmie Davis State Park), Lake Bruin State Park, Lake Claiborne State Park, Lake D’Arbonne State Park and Poverty Point Reservoir State Park.

We encourage visitors to stay at one of our beautiful bed and breakfasts in the Sportsmen’s Paradise Region or Crossroads Region while you fish the lakes and visit the state parks. You can view our Regions here.

For more information on this program, visit Louisiana Bass Trail