On Friday morning, September 16, Saline anglers Muriel Sullivan and Brad Dison spent the morning fishing at Parc Natchitoches, one of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ “Get Out and Fish” sites. Earlier in the week, the LDWF stocked the pond with adult-sized catfish. Currently, the LDWF does not have a “Get Out and Fish” site in Bienville Parish.
As soon as the fishermen arrived, they saw schools of bass swimming within feet of the water’s edge. Curious bream also gathered around the bank anxious to steal their bait. Muriel and Brad used slices of hot dog wieners marinated in minced garlic on hooks much too large for bream. Within a few minutes, Muriel reeled in the first catch of the day. Although both fishermen bragged about who was the better fisherman and who was catching more fish, they ended up catching the same number of catfish. (Take a look at the video of their fishing trip below.)
The Get Out and Fish! Program seeks to increase the number of people with access to quality fishing. The program intends to recruit new anglers to the sport of fishing and promote outdoor activities for future generations.
The LDWF Get Out and Fish is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LAWFF). The Foundation was formed to help expand and support LDWF education and research programs with additional resources developed through its own facilities. Encouraging support for LDWF programs is the major focus of the Foundation, accomplished by connecting people and businesses with Louisiana’s natural resources. For more information, visit http://www.lawff.org.
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