You don't typically see rainbow trout in Louisiana waters but as part of the Get Out and Fish! community fishing program, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is stocking all program ponds with catchable-size trout this December. Since this cold-water fish is not a native to Louisiana, this stocking provides a rare opportunity to try to catch a new species of fish. A total of eight ponds located in populated urban centers will offer rainbow trout fishing and may be no more than minutes away from your home. So, grab your friends and family and try your luck landing a fish you may have never caught before. For more information about the location of each of the program's community fishing ponds, stocking dates and the program itself, visit www.wlf.la.gov/get-out-and-fish-/.
This event is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana's wildlife and fish resources.