Louisiana has an abundance of riches in the fish department. Our fertile coastal marshes, the Gulf of Mexico estuaries and our freshwater ponds and rivers generate an array of fish species that’s as wide as the mouth of the mighty Mississippi.

More than a hundred individual types of finfish call Louisiana home, which means there’s a year-round bounty of the freshest catches waiting in our waters. Not convinced? Here’s a quick roll call—this isn’t everything, but you’ll get the idea.

Yellowfin Red Drum (Redfish) Greater Amberjack
Bluefin Black Drum Lesser Amberjack
Albacore   Banded Rudderfish
Blackfin BASS  
Bigeye Largemouth Bass BILLFISH
  Black Bass Swordfish
SNAPPER Striped Bass Sailfish
Red Snapper   Blue Marlin
Grey (Mangrove) Snapper CATFISH Striped Marlin
Vermilion Snapper Blue Catfish  
  Flathead Catfish OTHER
GARFISH Channel Catfish King Mackerel
Garfish Bullhead Catfish Bonita
Bowfin (Choupique)    Tripletail
Alligator Gar DOLPHINFISH Bluefish
  Pompano Cobia
GROUPER Mahi Mahi Wahoo
Warsaw Grouper   Triggerfish
Grouper TROUT  
Marbled Grouper White Trout  
  Spotted Seatrout
(Speckled Trout)

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With a list like this, there's something fresh all year long.



Refrigerate raw fish in the coldest part of your refrigerator. It’s best to use fresh fish within one to two days.


Fish can be frozen for three to four months. Thaw fish in refrigerator for a day before using.


Cooked fish will keep in the refrigerator for three to four days, and keep frozen for one month.

Serving Size

Generally speaking, one pound of fresh fish will serve three to four people.


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