LDWF ‘Get Out and Fish!’ program filling Elmore Mayfield Park pond with catfish

Press Release

Once again, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is encouraging parish residents to “Get Out and Fish.”

And is order to do so, the LDWF has made Elmore Mayfield Park in Ruston on of 15 sites participating in the LDWF’s Get Out and Fish! community fishing program.

The LDWF stocks Mayfield Park with adult-size channel catfish in the spring and fall, and rainbow trout in the winter, to increase area resident’s chances of bringing home a few keepers for a fish fry.

Anglers who catch and report a tagged channel catfish caught at a Get Out and Fish! site during the June derby running from Saturday to June 11 will receive a fishing prize pack from LDWF. Tagged channel catfish will be stocked at 15 LDWF Get Out and Fish! ponds across Louisiana.

For more information about the event including directions to each of the ponds, reporting instructions, derby rules, and tips on how to catch catfish, click here: https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/get-out-and-fish?utm_source=GOF_Catfish_NR_June21&utm_medium=News_Release&utm_campaign=RBFF%20Grant

Anglers 16 and older must possess a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in any Louisiana public waters. Licenses purchased in the month of June are valid for more than 12 months (until June 30, the following year). Licenses are available for purchase online at https://la-web.s3licensing.com/. By purchasing a fishing license, Louisiana receives matching funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program for public fishing and boating access, fishing programs and education and fisheries management.

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