Catch a Rainbow Trout, Right Here in Louisiana

Release Date: 01/15/2019

Catch a Rainbow Trout, Right Here in Louisiana  Grab your fishing gear and bring your friends and family to a nearby Get Out and

 

Grab your fishing gear and bring your friends and family to a nearby Get Out and Fish! pond for the opportunity to catch a fish you don’t land every day. Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries stocked ten water bodies with adult-size rainbow trout, ranging from 1 to 2 pounds, making a perfect stringer for dinner.

Now is the only time of year our Get Out and Fish! sites will be stocked with rainbow trout, so do not miss this unique opportunity to land one, right here in Louisiana. Rainbow trout are native to rivers and lakes in western North America; yet, due to their popularity, these fish have been introduced throughout the United States through stocking efforts. When water temperatures are cool during winter months, our ponds and lakes can support the cold-water fish.  

Anglers 16 and older must possess a valid Louisiana fishing license to try their hand at catching this tricky species.

For additional program and stocking information, follow us on Facebook @ldwfgetoutandfish or visit our program website.  2019 event dates and locations will be available soon. Video footage of today’s stocking is available here.

Get Out and Fish! pond stockings are funded by the Sport Fish Restoration Fund, a USFWS grant program that provides grant funds to the states, the District of Columbia and insular areas fish and wildlife agencies for fishery projects, boating access and aquatic education.

Get Out and Fish! 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.

For more information, contact Megan MacMenamin at mmacmenamin@wlf.la.gov or 225-765-2375.