get out & fish!
ldwf’s community fishing program

The Get Out and Fish! program offers an opportunity to partner with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to make fishing accessible in community parks with suitable waterbodies.

How It Works

Waterbodies located in close proximity to a city or town and are easily accessible by the general public are reviewed by LDWF biologists for participation in the program. The waterbody must have potential for development of a quality fishery, good bank access, adequate parking and restroom facilities.

LDWF biologists will provide technical assistance and recommendations regarding proper maintenance and fishing management at the location. They will also work with each participating organization to determine the amount of fish to be purchased for stocking. The two most commonly stocked species are channel catfish and rainbow trout.

LDWF will offer an opportunity for a Get Out and Fish! event to promote the initial stocking of fish at each new community fishing location.

For more information on the Get Out & Fish Program, contact Megan MacMenamin at

Current Community Fishing Locations:

  • BREC’s Burbank Park – Baton Rouge, LA

  • Elmore D. Mayfield Park – Ruston, LA

  • Girard Park – Lafayette, LA

  • Grambling City Park Pond – Grambling, LA

  • Kiroli Park - West Monroe, LA

  • Purple Heart Memorial Park Pond – Ragley, LA

  • Sidney D. Torres Memorial Park – Chalmette, LA

  • Sidney Hutchinson Park – Walker, LA

  • Southside Regional Park – Fabacher Field – Youngsville, LA

  • Turner’s Pond – Minden, LA

  • William T. Polk City Park Pond – Vidalia, LA

  • Zemurray Park – Hammond, LA