Over 1,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout stocked in 5 Baton Rouge-area ponds

Residents have the opportunity to catch one this winter!

Residents have the opportunity to catch a rainbow trout; a beautiful fish that is non-native to Louisiana.

But interested anglers need to fish while the weather is still chilly because these beautiful gamefish will most likely not survive past early spring.

These feisty cold-water fish are stocked in the winter because they cannot survive water temperatures above 75 degrees.

Get Out and Fish For Rainbow Trout!

BREC has stocked three of its ponds in East Baton Rouge Parish with 900 lbs. of rainbow trout.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will rainbow trout in Livingston Parish, Tangipahoa Parishes, Lafayette Parish, and other parts of the state as part of its Get Out and Fish program, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

What Bait Should I Use?

Rainbow trout are great gamefish for anglers and these stockings offer residents an opportunity to catch them in their own backyard.

These beautiful coldwater fish can be caught using both live and dead bait.

I have seen local anglers catch rainbow trout with power bait, artificial lures, spinner bait,  corn kernels, and even colored mini-marshmallows.

You can also use live bait such as minnows, worms, and nightcrawlers.

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Ponds Stocked With Rainbow Trout

East Baton Rouge Parish

Zachary Community Park300 lbs. stocked on December 18, 2018

  • 20055 Old Scenic Highway, Zachary

Palomino Drive Park200 lbs. stocked on December 18, 2018

  • 14100 Palomino Drive, Central

Howell Community Park400 lbs. stocked on December 18, 2018

  • 5509 Winbourne Avenue, Baton Rouge

Livingston Parish

Sidney Hutchinson Park200 lbs. stocked on January 15, 2019

  • 13750 Ball Park Rd, Walker, LA 70785

Tangipahoa Parish

Zemurray Park300 lbs. stocked on January 15, 2019

  • 400 S Oak St, Hammond, LA 70403

Lafayette Parish

Girard Parkstocked on January 15, 2019

  • 500 Girard Park Dr, Lafayette, LA 70503

Southside Regional Park – stocked on January 15, 2019

  • 221 La Neuville Rd, Youngsville, LA 70592

 

Beauregard Parish (Lake Charles area)

Purple Heart Memorial Park Pondstocked on January 15, 2019

  • US-190, Ragley, LA 70657

Ouachita Parish (Monroe area)

Kiroli Parkstocked on January 15, 2019

  • 820 Kiroli Rd, West Monroe, LA 71291

Webster Parish (Shreveport area)

Turner’s Pondstocked on January 15, 2019

  • 517 Lakeshore Dr, Minden, LA 71055

Concordia Parish

William T. Polk City Park Pondstocked on January 15, 2019

  • US-425, Vidalia, LA 71373

Lincoln Parish 

Grambling City Park Pondstocked on January 15, 2019

  • 2045 W Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Grambling, LA 71245

Elmore D. Mayfield Park stocked on January 15, 2019

  • 1701 Martin L King Dr, Ruston, LA 71270

 

 

Rainbow Trout limits
Rainbow Trout limits

Limits for Rainbow Trout

In East Baton Rouge Parish, the take-home limit for the rainbow trout is four fish per person, per day.

In all other parishes, the take-home limit is five fish per person, per day.

However, you can catch and release as many fish as you like.

More Information

Visit http://www.brec.org/index.cfm/page/RainbowTrout and http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/get-out-and-fish-1 for more information.

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