Parc Pond Stocked

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Photo by Hannah Richardson

Burley Johnson took advantage of the opportunity to fish at the fishing pond at Parc Natchitoches that was stocked with hundreds of pounds of rainbow trout Thursday morning, Jan. 14. When fishing rainbow trout, use a light line, small hook and small spinner lure or rooster tail, and use power bait, or live or dead bait. There is a limit of five fish per person. A fishing license is required for those over age 16.

Photo by Kevin Warner, Director of Parks and Recreation

This pond is one of several locations in the state involved with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries’ Get Out and Fish community fishing program. The program provides easy and affordable access to quality fishing at locations close to cities and towns. Through this program, LDWF partners with local governments and community organizations to stock community fishing ponds with adult channel catfish in the spring and fall and rainbow trout in the winter. For more information about the program, visit https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/get-out-and-fish

Burley Johnson tries his luck catching rainbow trout
Photo by Kevin Warner, Director of Parks and Recreation