LDWF replenishes fishing grounds with catfish for Halloween weekend

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is hoping to get the public fishing with a treat this Halloween weekend.

LDWF says that as part of Get Out and Fish! community fishing program, they will supply the seventeen community fishing sites with adult-sized catfish for the Halloween weekend.

They encourage the public to grab their fishing gear and bring their friends and family to one of their GOFs! Locations.

Those interested in where to fish can find an interactive map to locate seeded GOF sites: https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/get-out-and-fish-locations.

LDWF reminds the public that all anglers 16 and over must have a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in Louisiana public waters. Licenses are available for purchase online at https://louisianaoutdoors.com/licenses-and-permits.

By purchasing a fishing license, Louisiana receives matching funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program for public access to fishing and boating, fishing programs, and fisheries education and management.

Go out and fish! The program aims to increase the number of people with access to quality fishing. The program intends to recruit new fishermen to the sport of fishing and promote outdoor activities for future generations.

For more information visit www.wlf.la.gov/gof

Due to the difficulties encountered in and around the Houma region, LDWF will offer participants to borrow rods and reels at the Bayou Country Sports Complex site on Saturday, October 30.e from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. LDWF staff and volunteers will be on hand at the Bayou Country Sports Complex to help with fishing and give advice on catching catfish. It’s bound to be a morning full of tips and treats!

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