Get Out and Fish! at I-10 Park in Jennings was a Success

Release Date: 11/07/2019

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission hosted another successful Get Out and Fish! event this past Saturday at the newest community fishing site, I-10 Park in Jennings, LA. Over 130 anglers bundled up to brave the cold temperatures and try their hand at catching one of the 1000 pounds of adult size channel catfish that LDWF stocked in the pond prior to the event.  

Catfish winners

 

Little Angler (ages 8 and under):

  • 1st Joey Fruge (4.17 pound channel catfish) 
  • 2nd Jennifer Gonzales (3.83 pound channel catfish)
  • 3rd Maisen Rawls (3.71 pound channel catfish)

 

Junior Angler (ages 9-15):

  • 1st Aryen Woods (4.82 pound channel catfish)
  • 2nd Kyle Cox (3.81 pound channel catfish)
  • 3rd Joshua Simar (3.20 pound channel catfish)

 

Adult Angler (ages 16 and older):

  • 1st Marshall Thomas (4.01 pound channel catfish)
  • 2nd Amy Carrier (3.61 pound channel catfish)
  • 3rd Brodie Fontenot (3.60 pound channel catfish)

 

Other species winners

 

Junior Angler (ages 9-15):

  • 1st James Oustalet
  • 2nd Peyton Herpin
  • 3rd Landon Touchet

 

Adult Angler (ages 16 and older):

  • 1st Alice LeJeune

 

Lunch was provided by Sabelhaus Investments and The City of Jennings.

The event was made possible through the generous donations from our sponsors including: Walmart, Beau Hearod at Jeff Davis Insurance, Coca-Cola, Cabela’s, and the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana.

For more information about future stockings and directions to all of our community fishing sites, you can visit www.wlf.la.gov/get-out-and-fish-1, or follow us on Facebook @ldwfgetoutandfish. A fishing license is required for anglers 16 & older. Licenses can be purchased online at https://la-web.s3licensing.com/.

The Get Out and Fish! Program seeks to increase the number of people with access to quality fishing and to promote outdoor activities for future generations. In order to accomplish this mission, public water bodies that meet the required specifications are chosen by LDWF biologists to join the Get Out and Fish! community fishing program. These community fishing sites are stocked in the Spring and Fall with adult size channel catfish and in the Winter with rainbow trout (weather permitting).

For more information on the Get Out & Fish program, contact Megan MacMenamin at mmacmenamin@wlf.la.gov or 225-765-2375.

LDWF’s Get Out & 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 Department and Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fisheries resources. 

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.  For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.