This coming weekend could be one of the best bonding experiences ever for kids and parents alike.  If you have young kids, this is a great opportunity to introduce them to a sport/hobby/way of life that will teach them patience and an appreciation for nature.  If you are an adult, what an incredible excuse this is to spend a little time at the lake with your mom or your dad.  Could all of these things could be done any other time? Sure, but on the 9th and 10th of this month - worrying about who has a current fishing license won't be an excuse not to spend a little quality time with the people you love.

The license-free holiday was created by the state to create interest in fishing.  More interest equals more overall licenses purchased, and more folks enjoying the magnificent splendor of the Sportsman's Paradise.  You will still have to respect the rules regarding limits, regulations, and required equipment - If you have any questions about what you can and can't do, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has all of the answers right here.