A new stock of rainbow trout is arriving at ponds across Louisiana Tuesday.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Get Out and Fish program will be stocking ponds at select parks.
"Rainbow Trout are finally arriving to a park near you. We love providing Louisiana anglers with this special opportunity to catch a fish not native to our waters," LDWF says.
Ponds were stocked starting at 4:00 am on February 8, 2022. Those February locations include several in Acadiana.
Restocking was pushed back from February 3 to February 8 after the recent winter storms in the north. See the Acadiana locations, below:
Trout, they say, are stocked mid-January to early February, pending a decrease in water temperatures. Channel catfish are stocked in spring and fall each year.
LDWF suggests fishing for rainbow trout with a light line and small hook. There is a daily limit on rainbow trout of five fish per person.
LDWF's Get Out and Fish! provides easy and affordable access to quality fishing at locations close to cities and towns.
Through the 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, weather permitting.
By stocking community ponds with fish, LDWF hopes to introduce new anglers to the sport of fishing and provide opportunities for current anglers to practice their skills and for former anglers to get back into fishing if they haven't been for some time.
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