Bussey Brake may look a little weird to those folks who pull up to the levy with the intention of fishing. That is because the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries began a draw-down on the popular fishing hole on Aug. 6.
According to Ryan Daniel, the Inland Fisheries Manager for the WLF, District 2, the draw is the first step of a clean-out process.
"We will continue the draw as low as we can possibly go and then we will drain the deeper spots," Daniel said. "Our intention is to work on the lake bottom, cut down some stumps, make some boat lanes and work on the dock as well as make some new piers."
This work will likely take about two years from start to finish, as new fish will also be replaced in the lake. Daniel said they will start from scratch and stock the lake with bass, crappie, bream and catfish.