You possibly can fish for rainbow trout beginning Jan. 21 on the Bayou Nation Sports activities Park in Schriever.
That is when the Louisiana Division of Wildlife and Fisheries will inventory the park’s ponds with the fish, a part of of a unbroken effort to supply extra accessible fishing places for residents.
It is one in all 16 websites statewide with Get Out and Fish! ponds, all of which might be stocked this month with grownup rainbow trout, starting from 1 to 2 kilos, making an ideal dinner catch.
Stocking will start Thursday at a few of the different parks, together with the latest, the Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Web site in Pineville.
The division will inventory all the ponds with channel catfish this spring.
“Now could be the one time of 12 months our Get Out and Fish! websites might be stocked with rainbow trout, so don’t miss this distinctive alternative to land one, proper right here in Louisiana,” the division stated in a information launch.
Rainbow trout are native to rivers and lakes in western North America, however because of their reputation, the fish have been launched all through america by means of stocking efforts.
Cooler water temperatures throughout winter make it a super time to inventory Louisiana’s ponds, the company stated. Officers encourage anglers to maintain their catches so the rainbow trout are harvested earlier than temperatures rise.
Anglers 16 and older should possess a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in any of the state’s public waters. Licenses can be found for buy on-line at la-web.s3licensing.com.
For extra in regards to the Get out and Fish! program, together with an inventory of collaborating websites, go to bit.ly/39baruo.
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