Friday, February 17, 2017
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Lake Dockery Tagged Fish Still Available
JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and
Parks (MDWFP) tagged 100 fish at Lake Dockery last October.
Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish were
marked with a yellow tag on their back behind the dorsal fin.
Anglers are encouraged to fish Lake Dockery and catch a tagged
fish. To date, only two anglers have brought in a tag to
claim their reward.
Anglers that catch a tagged fish should remove the tag and bring
it to the Jackson office to claim the prize associated with the
tag. Prizes include MDWFP fishing towels, Plano tackle boxes,
and Quantum rod and reel setups. "Lake Dockery provides
excellent urban fishing opportunities, and we hope that this
rewards program will encourage more anglers to take advantage of
the fishery," said MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Trevor Knight.
Lake Dockery is a 43 acre lake in Byram, MS. The lake is
owned and operated by the city of Byram, and it is the largest lake
in the Community Fishing Assistance Program. The lake is open
each day from 30 minutes before dawn until 30 minutes before
sunset. The lake features a boat ramp, but the operation of
gasoline motors is not allowed.
For more information regarding the Community Fishing Assistance
Program, visit www.mdwfp.com or call (601)
432-2212. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/mdwfp or on
Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.