LDWF stocks fish as part of Community Fishing Program

The Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries oversees the stocking of community fishing locations throughout the state as part of the Community Fishing Program. These bodies of water offer good fishing to anglers even if they don’t have a boat. Each body of water must meet certain criteria to be included in the program.

As part of the program, the LDWF reviews bodies of easily-accessible water that are located in close proximity to a populated area. If these potential fishing holes can be developed into a quality fishery, offer public parking, restrooms, and bank fishing access, the LDWF will partner with the community to stock fish there. Currently, 11 locations are regularly stocked as part of this program.

In the summer months, the LDWF stocks channel catfish in these waters. During the winter, rainbow trout are stocked, offering an even more unique fishing experience. Rainbow trout can survive the winter months due to the higher oxygen levels of colder water, but can not live long enough for anglers to catch them if stocked during the summer.

These are the current community fishing holes that are a part of the Community Fishing Program:

Girard Park – Lafayette

Channel catfish were most recently stocked on June 3, 2019

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BREC’s Burbank Park – Baton Rouge

Channel catfish were most recently stocked on June 5, 2019

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Kiroli Park – West Monroe

Channel catfish were most recently stocked on June 4, 2019

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Turner’s Pond – Minden

Channel catfish were most recently stocked on June 4, 2019

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William T. Polk City Park Pond – Vidalia

Channel catfish were most recently stocked on June 5, 2019

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Purple Heart Memorial Park Pond – Ragley

Channel catfish were most recently stocked on June 3, 2019

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Grambling City Park Pond – Grambling

Channel catfish were most recently stocked on June 4, 2019

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Southside Regional Park – Fabacher Field – Youngsville

Channel catfish were most recently stocked on June 3, 2019

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Elmore D. Mayfield Park – Ruston

Channel catfish were most recently stocked on June 4, 2019

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Sidney Hutchinson Park – Walker

Channel catfish were most recently stocked on June 5, 2019

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Zemurray Park – Hammond

Channel catfish were stocked most recently on April 23, 2019

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