Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Katfishin’ Kids Youth Fishing Rodeo
JACKSON - In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week,
youth 15 years and younger are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at
the Turcotte Education Center beginning at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June
6. The free event is hosted by The Mississippi Wildlife Federation,
the Mississippi Department of
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), The Mississippi Museum of Natural
Science, Sport Fish
Bottling, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Frito Lay,
Academy Sports and Outdoors, Brown Bottling Group, ESI Supply, LLC, BankPlus, Keep the Rez
Waste Services, Keesler Federal
Credit Union and all local Wal-Mart stores.
The Turcotte Education Center is located at 506 Hwy 43 South
approximately 7 miles south of Canton. Fishing gear and bait will
The event is a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake
that is well stocked with catfish which are typically easy to
catch. Additionally, youth can learn the basics of fish and
fishing: how to tie a knot, select the correct lure, bait hooks,
cast, what a fish is, and where it lives. Families are invited to
come enjoy quality time together in a safe environment.
For more information about the youth fishing rodeo, call Melanie
Starnes at (601) 605-1790 or the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601)
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com or call (601) 432-2200.
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