LDWF to bring Get Out and Fish! fishing program to Houma and Franklinton

Catfish being stocked in a Get Out & Fish! pond.
Catfish being stocked in a Get Out & Fish! pond.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation are excited to announce the addition of two new parks to the Get Out and Fish! community fishing program this fall. LDWF has collaborated with the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government and the Louisiana Office of State Parks to bring the Get Out and Fish! program to the Bayou Country Sports Complex in Houma, and Bogue Chitto State Park in Franklinton.

Ponds at the Bayou Country Sports Park and Bouge Chitto (northern pond near the canoe launch) were stocked with 1,000 pounds of adult size channel catfish on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Twelve other Get Out and Fish! sites across Louisiana will also be stocked during the week of Oct. 19. For more information on the stocking schedule, follow @ldwfgetoutandfish on Facebook.

The Get Out and Fish! Program seeks to increase the number of people with access to quality fishing. The program intends to recruit new anglers to the sport of fishing and promote outdoor activities for future generations. For more information visit http://ldwf.awsdev.covalentspace.com/page/get-out-and-fish.

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://la-web.s3licensing.com/. 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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