Louisiana sportsmen cast campaign to access private waterways
Some Louisiana fishermen are fighting an old law that makes it illegal for them to access private waterways. They claim it’s limiting their recreational space and driving dollars away from the state.
One of the main attractions of the Bayou State are the miles of scenic waterways, which have allowed Louisiana to reel visitors into what is known as Sportsman’s Paradise. But with more people buying property on the water, an estimated tens of thousands of acres of the state’s treasure are no longer accessible to fishermen. Angler and secretary of the Louisiana Sportsmen’s Coalition (LASC), Sean Robbins, says property owners are taking extra steps to keep unwanted boats out.