LDWF to Give Away Christmas Tress to Enhance Fish Habitat in Cypress Lake

Published 6:39 am Friday, December 16, 2022

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in partnership with the Cypress Black Bayou Recreation and Water Conservation District (CBBRWCD) is hosting a “Reef Rodeo” for Cypress Lake. The event will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 10 a.m. to noon at the public boat launch on Parks Rd.

Over 200 unused Christmas trees have been collected by LDWF from local vendors for anglers to disperse throughout the lake as fish attractors. Participants will be given trees they can place in their favorite fishing spot to attract fish. Weights needed to sink the trees are limited and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Participants may also provide their own weights; concrete cinder blocks are often used. Any trees that are not given away will be deployed by LDWF to further enhance public fishing piers and the existing artificial reefs in the lake.

For questions regarding Cypress Lake, please contact LDWF Inland Fisheries Biologist Manager, Jeff Sibley at (318) 371-5294 or jsibley@wlf.la.gov.