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

2017 Fishing Forecast for Northeast Mississippi

JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Biologists expect another great year for anglers during the upcoming fishing season in Northeast Mississippi.  “Tippah County Lake and Tombigbee State Park Lake continue to get better,” said Trevor Knight, MDWFP Fisheries Biologist.  “The overall health and size structure for bass and bream are […] Read more

Fishing Forecast for Northwest Reservoirs

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are expecting high fishing success in 2017 on Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada Reservoirs. Anglers spend approximately 1.5 million hours fishing on these popular water bodies each year. Crappie are king here, and these reservoirs are recognized as some of the best crappie lakes in […] Read more