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So You Think You Can Fish?

Saturday February 07, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location:  Ms Museum of Natural Science

County:  Hinds

For more information please contact Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000.


"So You Think You Can Fish" Event at the Southeast's Attraction of the Year
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The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks' Museum of Natural Science will host a morning of fishing seminars and fish education for anglers and families on Saturday, February 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The seminars will take place in the Museum's Rotwein Theater with additional activities throughout the Museum. The event is included in the regular Museum admission fee.

Join "Mississippi Outdoors" co-host Randy Newell and several professional anglers to learn about catfishing (including hand grabbing) and crappie fishing in Mississippi. This annual program, formerly known as "Got Fish?", provides useful information for novice and seasoned fishermen. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet a Mississippi River guide from Vicksburg and several handgrabbers from the metro Jackson area, enjoy behind-the-scenes aquarium tours and a touch tank, watch an interactive fish feeding and creature encounters, see an airboat, and get important information on fishing license sales and boating safety.

"Spend the morning with this group of successful anglers and biologists and get answers to your questions concerning fish, fishing, and fishing techniques. This year, the Museum staff has new activities planned for scouts and families, too!" explains Aquatic Biologist Karen Dierolf.

According to the Mississippi Division of Tourism, fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Mississippi. The state's mild climate promotes a year-round season for the many game fish that thrive here.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Catfishing Seminar
Panelists: Bob Crosby (Catfish fishing guide) and Mark Porter, Woodie Reaves, Mike Willoughby, Stephen Bowden (Handgrabbers)

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Crappie Seminar
Panelists: Magnolia Crappie Club tournament winners

The Museum was recently named the "2014 Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year" at the Southeast Tourism Society's Shining Example Awards. The awards recognize outstanding tourism contributions from twelve southern states.

According to the Mississippi Division of Tourism, fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Mississippi. The state's mild climate promotes a year-round season for the many game fish that thrive here.

This event has become one of MDWFP's most popular seminar series. This annual program provides useful information for seasoned as well as novice fishermen.

Visit www.mdwfp.com for information about fishing and boating in Mississippi.