Alert: The last 862 square miles of fishing waters in Louisiana have reopened to recreational fishing.

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WRKG Reports The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has opened the last 862 square miles of state waters to recreational fishing, including charter boat trips.

The commission notes that these areas remain closed to shrimp trawling, oystering and crabbing.

The commission is also urging federal agencies to speed up required testing to re-open commercial fishing areas closed because of oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill.

The areas reopened to sport fishing are around Bay Baptiste, barrier islands, and the islands at the tip of St. Bernard Parish.

The department has online maps showing the areas currently safe to fish in. Sport fishing enthusiasts have been recommended to practice catch-and-release for the time being and avoid eating caught fish. Any fisher without appropriate catch-and-release fishing rods or hooks may want to have a look here to get the right equipment. This recommendation is because some spill toxins may still be present in the water. If you notice an area of oil pollution whilst fishing inform the commission or nearest fishing authority as soon as possible.

Are you a keen recreational fisher? If so, you might want to take a look at some of the fascinating resources over on CatchandFillet.com. Their website is filled with fishing tips and tricks that can ensure your next fishing trip is a success. Whether you want to learn more about all the latest fishing products, or just want to read educational articles about fishing, there is sure to be something on their website that should come in useful. There are so many great fishing-related websites that you can check out, so if you ever have any fishing questions, ask your search engine! For example, if you want to learn about the best fishing reels, you might want to read the guide or another similar article. Above all, fishing can be a lot of fun, but it is vital that you are as informed as possible. Even in areas where it is safe to eat fish, there are some that are not suitable for human consumption.

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Map 1 of The last 862 square miles of fishing waters in Louisiana have reopened to recreational fishing

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Map 2 of The last 862 square miles of fishing waters in Louisiana have reopened to recreational fishing

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Map 3 of The last 862 square miles of fishing waters in Louisiana have reopened to recreational fishing

Happy fishing!

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