The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has proclaimed this weekend a "Free Fishing Weekend" all day Saturday and Sunday.Spokesperson Bo Boehringer says anyone will be able to fish this weekend without the state license requirement. Boehringer says this weekend state parks in Franklinton, Ville Platte, Farmerville and New Orleans will provide basic fishing equipment for anyone needing gear for the day. Boehringer says licensed recreational fishermen are encouraged to introduce someone to fishing this weekend. He says the free fishing applies to fresh and salt water. Boehringer says even though you don't need a fishing license this weekend, you still have to follow size requirement rules and be aware of the limit on the number of certain types of fish that are allowed. Boehringer says they hope to attract the younger generation to the sport of recreational fishing this weekend.