Get ready to bait a hook and geo fishing because public ponds all around Louisiana have just been stocked with over 6,000 lbs of rainbow trout. If you can catch one of the four tagged trout, you'll win a prize from BREC!

The BREC and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have stocked public ponds around the State with over 6,000 lbs of rainbow trout and are encouraging families to get up, get out, and go catch some fish.

In Lafayette Parish, officials say that Girard Park and Southside Regional Park have both just been stocked (01/21/2020).

Now, what about that contest?

From louisianaweekend.com -

"Instead of hosting a rainbow trout fishing rodeo, this year BREC has tagged four rainbow trout at each fishing pond.

Anglers who catch a tagged fish can claim a prize from BREC’s main office at 6201 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge.

If you catch a tagged fish, take a photo of yourself and the tagged fish and email the photo to conservation@brec.org."

How cool is that?

Below is the complete list of Louisiana public parks that have just been stocked with rainbow trout. For more information head over to brec.org.

 

East Baton Rouge Parish
Zachary Community Park – stocked on December 18, 2019

20055 Old Scenic Highway, Zachary
Central Sports Park – stocked on December 18, 2019

10501 Lovett Road, Central
Howell Community Park – stocked on December 18, 2019

5509 Winbourne Avenue, Baton Rouge
Forest Community Park – stocked on December 18, 2019

13900 South Harrell’s Ferry Road, Baton Rouge
Perkins Community Park – stocked on December 18, 2019

7122 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
BREC’s Burbank Park – stocked on January 21, 2020

12400 Burbank Dr, Baton Rouge

Livingston Parish
Sidney Hutchinson Park – stocked on January 21, 2020

13750 Ball Park Rd, Walker, LA 70785

Tangipahoa Parish
Zemurray Park – stocked on January 21, 2020

400 S Oak St, Hammond, LA 70403
Lafayette Parish
Girard Park – stocked on January 21, 2020

500 Girard Park Dr, Lafayette, LA 70503
Southside Regional Park –stocked on January 21, 2020

221 La Neuville Rd, Youngsville, LA 70592
Jefferson Davis Parish
I-10 Park – stocked on January 21, 2020

100 Rue de l’Acadie, Jennings, LA 70546
Beauregard Parish (Lake Charles area)
Purple Heart Memorial Park Pond – stocked on January 14, 2020

US-190, Ragley, LA 70657
Orleans Parish (New Orleans East)
Joe Brown Park – stocked on January 21, 2020

5601 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127
Ouachita Parish (Monroe area)
Kiroli Park – stocked on January 14, 2020

820 Kiroli Rd, West Monroe, LA 71291
Webster Parish (Shreveport area)
Turner’s Pond – stocked on January 14, 2020

517 Lakeshore Dr, Minden, LA 71055
Concordia Parish
William T. Polk City Park Pond – stocked on January 14, 2020

US-425, Vidalia, LA 71373
Lincoln Parish
Grambling City Park Pond – stocked on January 14, 2020

2045 W Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Grambling, LA 71245
Elmore D. Mayfield Park  – stocked on January 14, 2020

1701 Martin L King Dr, Ruston, LA 71270