Get Out and Fish

Register for the next Get Out and Fish! event

Online pre-registration is now closed for this event. You can still register onsite on May 13th at William T. Polk City
Park in Vidalia, LA. Registration will be open from 6:00am – 10:00am.

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 
Channel catfish stocked on 5/11/17
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Zemurray Park – Hammond, LA
Channel catfish stocked on  5/11/17
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Sidney D. Torres Memorial Park – Chalmette, LA
Channel catfish stocked on  5/11/17
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BREC’s Burbank Park – Baton Rouge, LA
Channel catfish stocked on  5/11/17
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Kiroli Park  - West Monroe, LA
Channel catfish stocked on  5/15/17
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Turner’s Pond – Minden, LA
Channel catfish stocked on 5/31/17
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William T. Polk City Park Pond – Vidalia, LA
Channel catfish stocked on  5/11/17
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Purple Heart Memorial Park Pond – Ragley, LA
Channel catfish stocked on  5/23/17
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Grambling City Park Pond – Grambling, LA
Stocking date TBD
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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.