Basin to Receive More Bass
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Inland Fisheries
Division will release 12,000 bass into the Atchafalaya Basin
on Dec. 3 at the Belle River landing.
the funding for the fish stocking from two grants from the
Fish America Foundation in association with FLW Outdoors.
The total of $ 10,000 is being distributed by the Louisiana
Wildlife and Fisheries Foundations.
are 100 percent Florida largemouth bass and largemouth bass
virus free. The 5-to-7-inch bass are considered phase II fingerlings.
release will enhance the genetic diversity in the basin for
production of larger bass," said Tim Morrison, LDWF program
manager. "These bass have a great chance for survival
and should help create great fishing opportunities for years
from the Louisiana BASS Federation and other interested anglers
will release the bass under LDWF supervision and instructions.
LDWF is asking for volunteers who wish to help release the
bass to show up at the Belle River Landing on Dec. 3 at 9
largemouth bass are released in order to help introduce their
genetic traits into the basin, which will expectantly produce
larger fish for Louisiana anglers. LDWF stocks millions of
Florida strain largemouth bass into Louisiana waterways each
year. Facilities such as the Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery in
central Louisiana support management plans with production
of bass fry each spring.