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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fishing regulation changes proposed for 2013

JACKSON - Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced several proposed regulation changes for the upcoming fishing season. Length limits for black bass were proposed at the following lakes:

  • Pickwick Lake: 15-inch minimum length limit
  • Davis Lake: 18-22 inch slot limit with one bass allowed over 22 inches; 10 fish bag limit
  • Moon Lake: Daily bag limit increased to 5 per day
  • Lake Jeff Davis: 16-20 inch slot limit with one bass allowed over 20 inches; 15 fish bag limit

Additionally, anglers fishing the spillways of Aberdeen and Columbus lakes will be limited to fishing with one rod or pole per person; treble hooks will not be allowed in these spillways.

"Our fisheries biologists propose these regulation changes annually in preparation for the upcoming fishing season," said MDWFP Fisheries Bureau Director Ron Garavelli. "These regulations are an important tool that helps us provide quality fishing opportunities throughout the state."

Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed change may do so in writing to the Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, 1505 Eastover Dr., Jackson, MS 39211, no later than February 16, 2013.

For more information regarding wildlife or hunting in Mississippi, visit our website at http://www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-432-2400. 

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