LDWF installs the first artificial reefs in Vernon Lake


BATON ROUGE, La. (LDWF) - LDWF Inland Fisheries biologists deployed two new freshwater artificial reefs into Vernon Lake on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

The reefs, composed of PVC pipe donated by the Entergy office in Fort Polk, are held in place by concrete and will provide additional habitat for juvenile fish and offer anglers increased fishing opportunity on Vernon Lake. Inland Biologists will conduct surveys this summer to quantify fish utilizing the reefs. This installation raises the LDWF freshwater artificial reef total to 70 reefs on 15 waterbodies across the state.

Material for this project was secured through a partnership with Entergy Louisiana and the Vernon Parish Game and Fish Commission. Volunteers included LDWF staff from 2 district offices, Vernon Parish Game and Fish Commission members, and Vernon Parish Police Jury employees.

Location of the new reefs are listed below.

Vernon Lake Spillway Reef 1
N 31.18269
W -93.35313

Vernon Lake Spillway Reef 2
N 31.18497
W -93.35339

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