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Fishing & Boating

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Fishing Rules & Regulations

All non-exempt persons are required to have a valid fishing license in their possession when fishing ...

State Fishing Lakes

MDWFP operates 20 prime fishing lakes throughout the state which offer outstanding fishing on over 4,000 acres of picturesque waters.

State Park Lakes

In 1989, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Conservation was reorganized to include the State Park System and the agency became the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

Fishing Tournaments

Please check the tournament schedule before posting your tournament. Someone may have already posted the tournament to our schedule.

Public Waters Program

Mississippi is fortunate to have abundant fishing opportunities. With 119 public lakes, 123,000 stream miles and 225,000 freshwater acres, finding a place to go fishing is not hard.

Ramps & Piers

Freshwater fishing opportunities abound in Mississippi with over 4,000 miles of streams and 282,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs.

Pond Assistance

MDWFP Fisheries Biologists provide pond information through phone calls, faxes, mail, and Email.

North MS Hatchery & Education Center

The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center provides an educational and entertaining experience that promotes freshwater fishing, and offers information about MS Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

Environmental Program

The MDWFP Environmental Program strives to protect, conserve, enhance, and restore native fish and wildlife populations and their habitats through consultation on environmental projects and permit reviews.

Reel Facts

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State's waters.

Fish Hatcheries

The Fisheries Bureau is responsible for managing sport fish populations in public waters throughout the state.

Freshwater Commercial Fishing

The use of certain fishing gear and/or the selling of non-game gross fish are activities regulated under the authority of commercial fishing regulations.

Community Assistance Program

There are many small water bodies in Mississippi that are owned by counties, cities, and private groups. The quality of the fishing in these waters varies depending on the knowledge of fisheries management techniques possessed by those who own or manage these waters.

Fishing Education & Outreach

Mississippi has diverse aquatic habitats that provide a wide variety of angling experiences.

Boating Rules & Regulations

Effective July 1, 1997 any person born after June 30, 1980 must complete a Boating Safety Course to operate a boat.

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