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47.50 lbs - Louisiana Freshwater Striper Record
James L. Taylor
Toledo Bend August 1991

Saltwater None recorded

Bass, Striped
Morone saxatilis
Weight(Lbs.) Angler's Name Location Caught Date Caught
47.50 James L. Taylor Toledo Bend August 1991
44.50 Daniel F. Thompson Unknown May 1990
38.75* Larry Simmons Unknown September 1992
38.25 Anthony Clemens Toledo Bend June 1988
37.00 John E. Dowden Unknown September 1983
33.50 Robert L. Frisby Unknown April 1982
33.19 James Kent, Jr. Unknown February 1980
32.75 Mrs. Gloria Andrus Unknown April 1979
32.05* Ronnie Treuil
Old River Locks March 2005
30.56 Charles Slaughter, Jr. Unknown April 1982


Bass, Hybrid Striped
Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops
Weight(Lbs.) Angler's Name Location Caught Date Caught
16.25* William D. Hungerford Lake Pontchartrain February 2000
15.21* Tadd R. Jennings Toledo Bend May 1992
15.00 Richard Thompsom Toledo Bend June 1993
14.00* William D. Hungerford Lake Pontchartrain March 1994
13.94 Daniel Milner Caddo Lake February 1990
12.87 Marty Curtis Lake Claiborne April 1990
11.75 J.D. Murphy Toledo Bend March 1979
11.26* Marty Curtis Lake Claiborne June 1993
11.13* Jimmy Doiron
False River March 2005
10.60* William D. Hungerford Pass Manchac February 1996

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Louisiana Fishing Access Coordinates

For the purposes of regulating certain fisheries the legislature recognized the historic division of the state into saltwater and freshwater areas based on the variations of flora and fauna found within these two divisions. The legislature further recognized that the exact line of demarcation cannot be precisely located due to constant changes in water salinity caused by winds, tides, and rains. The legislature therefore legally defined the freshwater and saltwater areas by describing a line from the Texas state line, easterly to the Mississippi state line. The areas south of the described line, plus a number of saltwater lakes and waterways, were designated as saltwater areas and all other areas north of the described line were designated as freshwater areas.

Louisiana Saltwater Line Definition

Title 56, Section 322-The Intracoastal Waterway from the Texas-Louisiana boundary to its junction with Louisiana Highway 27 at Gibbstown, and then south to Louisiana Highway 82 and then to its junction with the Intracoastal Waterway at Forked Island, the Intracoastal Waterway from Forked Island to Bayou Barataria to the Harvey Canal, the Harvey Canal to the Mississippi River, the Mississippi River to the Industrial Canal, the Industrial Canal to the Intracoastal Waterway, the Intracoastal Waterway to the Rigolets in Orleans Parish to the Louisville & Nashville Railroad bridge, the Louisville & Nashville Railroad right-of-way from the Orleans Parish line to the Mississippi state line.

The areas south of the above-described line, plus the saltwater lakes known as Lake Maurepas, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake St. Catherine, Chef Menteur Pass (except that seven-tenths of a mile section from Bayou Sauvage south to the Intercoastal Waterway), the Rigolets, Unknown Pass, Pass Manchac, and that portion of the Calcasieu Ship Channel from the Intracoastal Waterway south to the Gulf of Mexico, shall be designated as saltwater areas.

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