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Oyster tonging

Postby 99scout76 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:48 am

I am looking at going Oyster tonging and am wondering if anyone can clue me in as to where to go and of any rules and regulations i might need to be aware of?
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Oyster tonging

Postby ramosrecon » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:59 am

Send Ray a PM and he can let you know all of that info


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Re: Oyster tonging

Postby Ray » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:09 pm

You can catch 2 sacks of Oysters if you are a recreational Oyster fisherman. Tonging only for recreational Oyster fishermen.
The only area of the lake that is open for Oysters is West Cove.
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Re: Oyster tonging

Postby Ray » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:31 pm

Recreational oyster harvesters are limited to two sacks per person per day for personal consumption. Recreational oyster fishermen are also required to possess
a basic and saltwater fishing license in addition to a gear license for recreational gear used.
Recreational oyster harvest for home consumption is limited to tonging or gathering by hand. A recreational tonging license is required for each tong in use and a recreational basic and saltwater fishing license is required for persons 16 to 59 inclusive for taking oysters by hand. Any resident who turned 60 years of age on or after June 1, 2000 shall be required to purchase a senior fishing license to take oysters.
Oyster Tong License(per tong) $5
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Re: Oyster tonging

Postby 99scout76 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:51 pm

Thanks for the quick replies and info. That was what i was tracking, just thought i would ask around before heading out. Better safe than sorry!
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Re: Oyster tonging

Postby Ray » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:20 pm

Check the regs on Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries website before going.
And be sure to only catch in West Cove, if in Big Lake. Only area open.
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