Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
10 Joan Stokes Road, Forest Hill, LA
FREE and open to the public!
An opportunity to learn or improve your knowledge and skill in all aspects of fly fishing. Topics covered include:
- equipment and fishing gear and accessories
- hands-on casting led by FFF-Certified Instructors
- hands-on knots and leaders
- basics required for freshwater and marsh fishing
Refreshments are also provided at no cost. If you have equipment, it is advised you bring it (best to learn on what you own).
However, for those who do NOT have equipment, the club has several sets of rods and reels available for instruction.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as attendance is limited to 30 persons. Please contact Catch Cormier at (318) 793-5855 or email Catch.
|Activity / Session|
|Time||Group 1||Group 2|
|8:30am - 9:00am||Registration and Tour of Booker-Fowler|
|9:00am - 10:00am||Tackle and Terminology|
|10:00am - 11:00am||Casting||Leaders, Knots, Flies|
|11:00am - 12:00am||Leaders, Knots, Flies||Casting|
|12:00pm - 12:30pm||Q&A Session|
Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery, located in central Louisiana, is the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' primary fish production facility. This facility primarily produces freshwater sportfish fingerlings to assist fisheries managers with achieving statewide management objectives.
The Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery Visitors Center is a 4,300 square foot building boasting over 10,000 gallons of aquaria. Native Louisiana fish, reptiles, amphibians, and crustaceans are displayed in the various aquaria in the Visitors Center. A 50-seat theater is located in the Visitors Center for educational programs. The Visitors Center is home to extensive wall murals hand-painted by local artists Gene Dupuis and Paul Wallace. The murals depict natural Louisiana habitats in day, evening and night settings.
Visitors are welcome on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The best time to visit the fish hatchery is from mid-March to mid-May. Those with large parties or school groups should call Angela Capello at 318-748-6999 to schedule a tour.
Directions to Booker-Fowler
From Alexandria 165: Turn left on Booker-Fowler Road in Forest Hill, follow signs
From Alexandria I-49: Turn off on Robinson Bridge Road to Woodworth 165. Go South.
From South I-49: Either turn off on Robinson Bridge Road to Woodworth 165, or take 112 directly to Forest Hill. Be aware that 112 is a forest road.