Man squatting next to a pond with a fishing pole holding a bass (fish)

Fishing is always good on Bayou Teche. Catching depends on season, weather, and water levels. Freshwater fish including bass, sunfish, crappie, catfish, and gar are abundant. Fishing for large-mouth bass and bream can be excellent in spring and fall.

Recreational fishing is allowed on the refuge during daylight hours, from the shore and from boats in open waterways. The Centerville and Garden City units have fishing docks. All state fishing limits apply. Fishing lines must be attended at all times; unattended trot, bush or jug lines are not allowed. Net, trap and commercial fishing are not allowed.  

Airboats or marsh buggies are not permitted on the refuge.

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