Archives for June 2013

Kids Fishing Rodeo at Twin Lakes in Dutchtown, Saturday August 3

53rd Annual EASL Kid’s Fishing Rodeo will be Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Twin Lakes Park, Dutchtown, LA (where Hwy 74 crosses I-10).


FREE to all kids 2 thru 14 years of age

  • Registration starts at 6:30am
  • Fishing is from 7:00am-9:00am
  • Several age groups and prize categories, so even the “little ones” can win
  • Trophies awarded immediately after tally of results
  • Lots of door prizes, including 2 bicycles


  • Bring an ice chest with water or drinks to keep your kids hydrated while they are fishing.  We will serve kool-aid and water after 9:00 A.M.
  • Kids must bring their own rod and reel or cane pole and must use live bait (crickets, worms, etc.) No artificial lures allowed
  • Bring a bucket for the fish and a couple of chairs
  • Keep all fish that are caught, no matter how small (sorry, no turtles or eels)
  • Kids are allowed to fish with only one rod and reel or cane pole
  • Parents may help bait the hook and cast, but the kids must land the fish
  • Parents do not have to be EASL members for their kids to fish

For more information contact Ryan Schilling (225) 413 – 9193

Easl Fishing Rodeo 2013 flyer.


Update on Black Bass 14″ limit in Atchafalaya Basin

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries News

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Modify Black Bass Regulations in the Atchafalaya Basin, Henderson Lake and Lake Verrett Complex

(June 6, 2013) – Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved the removal of the 14” minimum length limit on black bass in the Atchafalaya Basin, Henderson Lake and Lake Verret Complex.  The new rule will go into effect on Thursday, June 20, 2013.As a temporary transition measure, LDWF staff recommends a reduction in daily creel limit from 10 to 7 bass for a two-year period.  After the two years, black bass regulations on these waterbodies would be consistent with statewide regulations – no length limit with a 10 fish daily creel.An extensive, three-year study examined the effectiveness of the regulation as a management tool.  Findings show the Atchafalaya Basin largemouth bass population does not exhibit necessary criteria for which a 14” minimum length limit would produce larger bass.  The study indicates that the basin bass population is more heavily influenced by environmental factors, including water fluctuation and the effects of tropical storms, rather than angler harvest.The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.  For more information, visit us at on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

For press inquires, contact Ashley Wethey at or (225) 765-2396.