New artificial reefs will enhance recreational fishing in Kincaid Lake

(Photo courtesy LDWF)

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) biologists, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), have deployed 42 new artificial reefs in Kincaid Lake, near Alexandria. Installation of these reefs was part of a Good Neighbor Authority Project, sponsored by the USDA Forest Service (Good Neighbor Authority). The project utilized Pond King “Honey Hole” artificial reefs, which are designed to be angler-friendly and enhance recreational fishing by providing complex cover for fish.

Coordinates to help anglers locate the reefs are below:

Reef Site Name   Coordinates No. of Reefs
East Cove Shelf   (NEW) N 31° 15.935` W 92° 36.866` 23
East Cove Point (NEW) N 31° 15.905` W 92° 36.943` 19
Underwater Levee Reefs N 31° 16.339` W 92° 37.157` 21
West Ramp Reefs N 31° 15.981` W 92° 37.906` 19

To view the location of other public freshwater artificial reefs throughout the state, visit the Louisiana Outdoor Explorer, click on “Get on the Water” tab, then select “Freshwater Artificial Reefs” under the layer list.