2017 Youth Art Contest Announced

Students across Mississippi are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2017 North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest. Each student must submit a portfolio including entry form and artwork to the Visitor Education Center (VEC) by May 10, 2017.  The contest is sponsored by the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Foundation (MWFPF). Winners […] Read more

MDWFP Welcomes New Wildlife Executive Staff Officer

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has named Russ Walsh as the next Wildlife Executive Staff Officer, the agency announced Friday. Walsh previously was a biologist for Partners for Fish and Wildlife with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Before that, he was a biologist with the MDWFP for almost […] Read more

Bait Fish Regulation Change Proposed for Dam Spillway Areas

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced a proposed rule regarding the handling and storage of bait fish captured in dam spillway areas. The proposed rule requires that legal fish caught for bait with dip or landing nets, cast nets, boat mounted scoops, wire baskets, minnow seines, and […] Read more

Fishing Regulations for MDWFP Lakes Proposed

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced proposed fishing regulations and the proposed opening date for Lake Monroe, which is located near Aberdeen.  The regulations include a slot limit of 14-22 inches for largemouth bass, with a daily creel limit of 10 bass per angler including one bass […] Read more

Fishing Regulations for MDWFP Lakes Proposed

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced proposed fishing regulations and the proposed opening date for Lake Monroe, which is located near Aberdeen.  The regulations include a slot limit of 14-22 inches for largemouth bass, with a daily creel limit of 10 bass per angler including one bass […] Read more

2017-18 Youth Participation Initiative Applications Announced

Jackson – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is pleased to announce the 2017/2018 Youth Participation Initiative (YPI) will begin accepting applications on April 1, 2017. The YPI was established to provide funding for the purpose of educating youth in the areas of hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation, and natural resource conservation.  During 2016-2017, […] Read more

Catfish Stocked into Coahoma County Lake

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau recently stocked 300 adult channel catfish into Coahoma County Lake in Clarksdale.  This lake is part of MDWFP’s Community Fishing Assistance Program and is managed jointly by MDWFP and the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors.  “These fish will supplement the existing fish […] Read more

New Record Catfish Caught at Lake Mary Crawford

LAWRENCE COUNTY – A new record catfish has been caught at Lake Mary Crawford!  Mr. Richard Albritton of Bogue Chitto, MS caught the 14.4 pound channel catfish on March 19, 2017.  Lake Mary Crawford is a 128-acre state fishing lake located near Monticello.  “Each lake maintains a list of record fish, and we encourage anglers […] Read more