Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting
applications to participate in a lottery drawing for fishing
permit access to the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area
(WCA) between March 15 and Aug. 1, 2007.
of 75 permits will be issued in the lottery drawing and winning
applicants will be notified of their opportunity to purchase
a permit for $30. White Lake WCA is located south of Gueydan
in Vermilion Parish.
that will be open for fishing will be limited to the Florence
Canal and Oil Field Location canals off of the Florence Canal.
There will be no fishing in any of the WCA's marsh areas or
in the main camp canal or other areas that are marked "NO
FISHING." Successful applicants will be provided a map
of the fishing area. Boats used by permitees will be limited
to the use of motors with 40 horsepower or less. Additional
rules and regulations are outlined in an attachment to the
administrative fee of $5 must accompany each completed application
in the form of a check or money order made payable to the
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Only one application
per person will be accepted, and submitting more than one
application will be considered grounds for disqualification.
Completed applications must be received by LDWF by close of
business on Feb. 20, 2007.
may be mailed to: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Attention:
White Lake Fishing, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898.
They may also be turned in to Room 461 of the Department of
Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters Building, located at 2000
Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. Persons interested in obtaining
an application may call the department at 225-765-2806 or
download a copy from the department's Web site at www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
are advised that the department has surveyed the freshwater
fisheries resource at White Lake WCA and found few recreational
fish available due to the adverse impacts of Hurricane Rita.