LDWF Fishing Course Series announces Intermediate Catfishing dates

Fisheries biologist, Joshua Porter, teaches participants tips on landing fish during one of LDWF’s fishing courses. (Photo courtesy LDWF)

The LDWF Fishing Course Series (FCS) is expanding yet again with the release of the Intermediate Catfishing course! This course will focus on valuable skills to help locate catfish during the dog days of summer. However, they can also be applied throughout the rest of the year and on other species. Join LDWF biologists as they delve into these unique tactics, tackle, and bait to successfully track down late summer catfish.

The Intermediate Catfishing course will be geared towards participants with basic fishing knowledge or anglers who have completed an Intro to Fishing course. Participants will learn summer catfish behavior, targeting tactics, equipment overview, bait selection, and basic rigging followed by an hour of fishing with LDWF staff.

Each 2-hour class will be open to all ages and limited to 10 participants. The course curriculum will be fast-paced and geared towards educating adults in order for them to guide children during the fishing portion of the program. Equipment will be provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own gear as well. All in attendance will take home a package of informative material, starter tackle, and gear courtesy of Magic Bait. Anglers 18 & older must possess a valid recreational fishing license to participate, and anglers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Five different courses will be offered at Get Out & Fish! ponds across the state.

To register for one of the FCS courses, visit www.louisianaoutdoors.com/events and select the event type “Fishing Ed” to see all available FCS courses. If you need assistance registering, please contact outreach@wlf.la.gov or call Joshua Porter (225) 763-3540. For more information on the Fishing Course Series program, please visit wlf.louisiana.gov/page/fishing-workshops.

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