Get Out and Fish

Register for the next Get Out and Fish! event

Click here for more information about the Turner’s Pond Get Out and Fish! event in Minden, LA.

About LDWF’s Community Fishing Program – Get Out and Fish!
The Get Out and Fish! program offers an opportunity to partner with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to make fishing accessible in community parks with suitable waterbodies.
Partnering with LDWF can provide easy and affordable access to fishing in your community for residents of all ages and abilities.
How it works:
Waterbodies located in close proximity to a city or town and are easily accessible by the general public are reviewed by LDWF biologists for participation in the program. The waterbody must have potential for development of a quality fishery, good bank access, adequate parking and restroom facilities.
LDWF biologists will provide technical assistance and recommendations regarding proper maintenance and fishing management at the location. They will also work with each participating organization to determine the amount of fish to be purchased for stocking.  The two most commonly stocked species are channel catfish and rainbow trout.
LDWF will offer an opportunity for a Get Out and Fish! event to promote the initial stocking of fish at each new community fishing location.
For more information on the Get Out & Fish Program, contact Megan MacMenamin at mmacmenamin@wlf.la.gov
Current Community Fishing Locations
Girard Park – Lafayette, LA 
Rainbow trout stocked 1/31/2017                                                  Click here for more information
 
Zemurray Park – Hammond, LA                                                 Click here for more information
Rainbow trout stocked 1/31/2017
 
Sidney D. Torres Memorial Park – Chalmette, LA                    Click here for more information
Rainbow trout stocked 1/31/2017
 
BREC’s Burbank Park – Baton Rouge, LA                               Click here for more information
Rainbow trout stocked 1/31/2017
 
Kiroli Park  - West Monroe, LA                                                  Click here for more information
Rainbow trout stocked 1/31/2017
 

Turner’s Pond – Minden, LA                                                      Click here for more information
Rainbow trout to be stocked for 2/11/17 event                                                             
Volunteer With Us
 
Get Out & Fish! Events are also made possible by the help of dedicated volunteers. Volunteering with LDWF provides an opportunity to share your passion for fishing and other outdoor activities with anglers of all ages and levels of experience. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email Alayna McGarry at amcgarry@wlf.la.gov OR click here to learn more about LDWF’s volunteer opportunities.
Sport Fish Restoration Program
The Fisheries Extension Outreach Program fosters responsible, licensed anglers by organizing community fishing events and developing opportunities for anglers to work as citizen scientists and participate in the conservation of Louisiana’s aquatic resources. The program promotes awareness of the Sport Fish Restoration Program, which utilizes angler support to help ensure the future of recreational fishing in Louisiana for generations to come.