Grab your fishing gear and bring your friends and family to the Bogue Chitto State Park or another Get Out and Fish! pond for the opportunity to catch a fish you don’t land every day. Beginning the morning of January 14th, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin stocking 16 sites with adult-size rainbow trout, ranging from 1 to 2 pounds, making a perfect stringer for dinner.
Rainbow trout are native to rivers and lakes in western North America; yet, due to their popularity, these fish have been introduced throughout the United States through stocking efforts. When water temperatures are cool during the winter months, LDWF takes advantage to stock ponds and lakes with this cold-water fish. LDWF encourages anglers to keep their catch at these sites so the rainbow trout are harvested before temperatures rise.
Anglers 16 and older must possess a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in any Louisiana public waters. Licenses are available for purchase online at https://la-web.s3licensing.com/.
For additional stocking information, including specific locations and the stocking schedule, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?action=pagebuilder&pageID=get-out-and-fish.