LDWF helps families find fishing success in stocked ponds

A family fishing together at the Bayou Country Sports Complex in Houma after it was recently stocked with adult-sized channel catfish.
A family fishing together at the Bayou Country Sports Complex in Houma after it was recently stocked with adult-sized channel catfish. (Photo courtesy LDWF)

Over the last two weeks, adult-sized channel catfish were stocked in Get Out and Fish! ponds across Louisiana. You can head to one of the seventeen sites to take advantage of this great opportunity to catch catfish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries’ Get Out and Fish! Community Fishing Program seeks to increase the number of people with access to quality fishing, to recruit new anglers to the sport of fishing, and to promote outdoor activities for future generations.

One of the newly added Get Out and Fish! sites, Bayou Country Sports Complex in Houma, hosted a fishing event to bring the family together for a fun day outdoors. With over 100 people in attendance and almost every one catching a catfish, the event was a huge success. All participants also received breakfast donated by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LAWFF) and New Orleans Roast Coffee. Young anglers took home tons of goodies courtesy of Cabela’s and bait was donated by Russel and Symantha Bergeron.

Interested in fishing at one of the Get Out and Fish! sites? Then head on over to the interactive map which displays all seventeen locations across Louisiana: https://www.wlf.la.gov/page/get-out-and-fish-locations. Keep up with the latest stocking updates and Get Out and Fish! news by following them on Facebook and Instagram. For more information visit www.wlf.la.gov/gof.

Please remember, all anglers 16 and older must possess a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in any Louisiana public waters. Licenses are available for purchase online at https://louisianaoutdoors.com/licenses-and-permits. By purchasing a fishing license, Louisiana receives matching funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program for public fishing and boating access, fishing programs and education and fisheries management.

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