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Hundreds of rainbow trout stocked in Walker lake

11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago December 17, 2015 Dec 17, 2015 Thursday, December 17 2015 December 17, 2015 1:31 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Troy Gaulden

WALKER - The city of Walker stocked a local lake with hundreds of rainbow trout from Missouri just in time for Christmas.

People around town like Todd Gee are already baiting their hooks to catch trout at Sidney Hutchinson Park.

"I had an uncle who passed away two weeks ago who took me fishing since I was old enough to walk," said Gee. "It's a very nice gesture that is a very positive thing for the community. Like I said, I bring my kids here. I'm always looking for something like good, clean fun."

The lake is known for bass, brim and catfish, but now fishermen have a unique opportunity. Rainbow trout are not native to Louisiana since the fish typically live in cold-watered rivers.

"Ninety-nine percent of the people in this area have never caught a rainbow trout, let alone never probably seen one," said Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey. "It's just kind of a Christmas present for the fishermen in the area to be able to come in and do something different and fun."

Walker is asking that fishers limit themselves to four rainbow trout per day.

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