Fishing University is a 32 year old, Emmy nominated TV program, airing 11 times per week, and seen in all 50 states and 51 other countries. Fishing University visited Natchitoches in October 2019, where fishing legends Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier competed in a friendly competition on Sibley Lake and Cane River Lake while being filmed.

During their visit, the gentlemen also hosted an hour long program at Lakeview High School where the local fishing teams including Natchitoches Central High School, Lakeview High School, Northwestern State University and a host of other students sat in.

In addition to the two celebrities, three local gentlemen talked about the importance of education and how it landed them successful careers in the outdoors. Those participating from our area were Johnny Ledet Owner of T’Johnny’s Seafood and competitive angler and Brett Hortman, Director of the Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery.

The show featuring Natchitoches will air on the following dates, times and networks:

Monday, May 11th
9:00 a.m. SPM
Tuesday, May 12th
4:30 a.m. SPM
Wednesday, May 13th
2:30 a.m. WFN
10:00 p.m. WFN
Thursday, May 14th
5:00 a.m. ODC
Friday, May 15th
11:00 a.m. WFN
9:00 p.m. WFN
Saturday, May 16th
8:00 a.m. ODC
10:00 a.m. SPM
Sunday, May 17th
3:00 a.m. SPM

Network codes: ODC= Outdoor Channel; SPM= Sportsman Channel; WFN=World Fishing Network

For more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office at (318) 352-2772.