Natchitoches Fishing Expo

2nd Annual
Natchitoches Fishing Expo
Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing Show

Saturday, May 3, 2014
8:30 am to 5:00 pm 
NSU Prather Coliseum and Chaplin Lake, Natchitoches, LA

Hosted by the Cane Country Fly Casters

  • 9am-10am **Crappie Fishing with Dennis North (NSU Club Room)
  • 10:15am-11:15am **Salt water Kayaking by Catch Cormier (NSU Club Room)
  • 11:30am-12:30pm **Bassin Techniques with  Brett Hortman (NSU Club Room)
  • 11:30am-12:30pm **Bought, caught, & released by Kathryn Arnold ( North end of Prather Coliseum)
  • 1pm – 2:00pm **Fishing Small Creeks with Pete Cooper NSU Club Room)
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm **Fish Senses by Bill Heugel (NSU Club Room)
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm **Crappie (LA Crappie Assassins by Brandon Jennings (West concourse of Prather Coliseum)
  • Beginner Fly Casting Instruction conducted by Certified Casting Instructors.9:00am-10:00am/2:00pm-3:00pm for men and women. Equipment provided. $10 per session. Held on the West side of Prather Coliseum on the empty lot between the Phi Mu and Kappa Sig houses.
  • Casting Games for Kids - Kat Arnold's booth
  • Fly Tying Demos - over 50 of the South's top fly tiers
  • 60 exhibitors and vendors - great products, great services, with a regional connection.  Please support our vendors!
  • Kayak demos on Chaplin Lake
  • Food concessions - located in the West Concourse


Fly Fishing 101 by Peter Allen
Friday May 2nd, 1:00 pm in the N Room, Prather Coliseum
Free to the public, a prerequisite to Hands-On Casting Instruction given by Mike Hawkins and his team on Saturday May 3rd

For the Ladies

Melrose Arts and Crafts Show will be Saturday and Sunday at Melrose Plantation.  It is about a 30 minute drive south of Natchitoches. For more details, go to 

Sale on the Trail (miles and miles of garage sales)

The Cane River Green Market, downtown Natchitoches on the banks of Cane River and great downtown shopping and touring.

For more info about the Natchitoches area, go to:

Accommodations:   Hotels, B&B’s, Campgrounds

Expo Contacts

Burley Johnson             318-471-5049
Vic McClain                        318-228-9729
Steve Lee                        318-581-1333
Sunny Arceneaux                  318-471-6204