The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), in partnership with the Jackson Parish Watershed District (JPWD) is hosting a “Reef Rodeo” for Caney Creek Reservoir. The event will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ebenezer public boat launch on Ebenezer Church Rd.

Over 300 unused Christmas trees were collected by LDWF from local vendors for anglers to disperse throughout the lake as fish attractors. Participants will be given trees they can place in their favorite fishing spot to attract fish. Weights needed to sink the trees are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may also provide their own weights; concrete cinder blocks are often used. Any trees that are not given away will be deployed by LDWF to further enhance public fishing piers and the existing artificial reefs in the lake.

For questions regarding Caney Lake, please contact LDWF Inland Fisheries Biologist Manager, Jeff Sibley at (318) 371-5294 or