Fishing in City Park
Bass, catfish and perch make their homes in the 11 miles of lagoons in City Park. Those wishing to fish the park's waterways must carry a freshwater fishing license from the State of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. No fishing is allowed on park golf courses. For a listing of the fish that make their home in the park, visit our Inside Guide to the Fish of City Park.
Big Bass Fishing Rodeo
City Park's Big Bass Fishing Rodeo is held each spring. This popular event features music, exhibits, a silent auction, a casting contest and demonstrations, trophies and plaques. For information on the upcoming Rodeo, visit the Big Bass Fishing Rodeo pages.
In 2010, a new fishing pier was built along the lagoon, between Harrison and Filmore streets. The lagoon was also deepened from an average depth of 3 feet to an average depth of 5 feet.