Fishing & Boating

Percy Quin State Park

Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quin State Park is currently Closed to Fishing

A youth fishing day will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Youth ages 15 and under will be allowed to fish, but must be accompanied by an adult that is at least 21 years old and has a valid fishing license.  The lake will open for fishing on Wednesday, September 21 at 6 a.m. 


Black bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass)
Crappie (combined black and white)
Bream (combined Bluegill and Redear Sunfish)

Lengths to Release:
Black bass: 16 to 22 inches
Crappie: no length limit
Bream: no length limit
Catfish: no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Black bass: 7, with 1 over 22 inches
Crappie: 20
Bream: 50
Catfish: 10

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes. Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night. Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.

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