Photos: False River bass fingerlings release Photos: False River bass fingerlings release Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Florida strain black bass fingerlings are placed into oxygenated bags by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist manager Kristi Butler and LDWF intern Richard Buckland at the False River public boat landing in New Roads on Thursday afternoon. LDWF, with assistance from area bass anglers, released 6,000 Florida strain black bass fingerling into False River. The stocking of the Florida strain will add its genetics to the local population to produce bigger, hardier fighting bass in False River, and help bring it back to the productive fishery it was in the past. Advocate story May 10, 2014 Comments NEW ROADS—The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries made a lot of local fishermen happy Thursday afternoon when state officials rolled into town with approximately 6,000 Florida-strain largemouth bass fingerlings which were released into False River as part of the ongoing efforts to return the ailing oxbow lake to its former glory as a fishing paradise. The bass stocking is just a component of a much larger comprehensive restoration plan for False River, but for the fishermen that frequently haunted the 10.5 mile-long lake during its glory days more than 20 years ago, the prospect of being able to one day soon cull a bountiful catch of trophy bass from its waters again is a crowning achievement.