True BR: The best fishing spots in Baton Rouge (Video) _lowres

Advocate staff file photo by Arthur D. Lauck -- Leonard Baker of Baton Rouge hauls in a perch while fishing at City Park. Baker said he spends four to six days a week fishing cause it's better then watching TV.

No tickets to the baseball super regional this weekend? Maybe try fishing instead.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Thursday that Louisianans of all ages can fish without a fishing license this weekend, June 6-7, on any of the state’s public waters.

The annual event is meant to introduce newcomers and people with rusty skills to one of Louisiana’s most popular sports. The department suggests that fishermen with a current license consider taking a friend or family member who has never been fishing. All fishing regulations still apply.

Should new fishermen become hooked on the sport, getting a license is also easier than ever.

An electronic license option is now offered for both hunting and fishing. The license can be stored on an electronic device or printed out. To access this option, visit and select the E-license option.

Customers interested in a traditional, hard copy license on durable, waterproof paper can still visit any license vendor or call toll-free 1-888-765-2602.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.