Learn how to raise your own bait or more about a favorite baitfish during a Nov. 17 workshop hosted by Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU AgCenter.
The workshop will be held at 6:30p.m. in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Center/Bayou Lacombe Center, 61389 Hwy 434, Lacombe . Topics to be covered including: culturing of killifish basics and history, breeding and brood stock, water source and salt selection, and feed and feeding basics. There will also be experienced staff on hand to answer questions or explain topics in more detail. The workshop is free and open to the public.
The cocahoe minnow, also known as the Gulf killifish or mud minnow, is a popular baitfish for such sport fish as speckled trout, redfish and flounder. It is currently only seasonally available in Louisiana, as it is a wild-caught bait. The workshop will explore methods in culturing these fish both in pond and tank settings, making it possible for a year-round bait supply.
For additional information, contact Jill Christoferson, LSU AgCenter Extension Associate, at (225) 578-7718, or JChristoferson@agcenter.lsu.edu.