Monday, April 17, 2017
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
MDWFP Invites Youth to Fishing Rodeo Events in Natchez, Meadville, Walnut Grove, Louisville, and Cypress Point Recreation Area
JACKSON -Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing
rodeos being held at five locations across the state on Saturday,
April 29. All events are free, and they provide a good
opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake that is well stocked
with catfish which are typically easy to catch. Participants
are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and
stringers. Families are invited to come enjoy quality time
together in a safe environment.
The Natchez rodeo is hosted by MDWFP and is being held at
Natchez State Park located at 230-B Wickcliff Road, Natchez
beginning at 8 a.m. Call Neil Hays at (601) 442-2658 for more
Clear Springs Recreation Area is the site for the rodeo near
Meadville. The event, which begins at 7a.m., is co-sponsored with
the U.S. Forest Service. Contact the Homochitto National
Forest office at (601) 384-5876 for more information.
The Walnut Grove rodeo will be held at Willow Lake beginning at
9 a.m. Willow Lake is located on True Light Drive. For more
information call William Crosby at (601) 267-9576 or Rev. Larry
Weathers at (601) 480-2911.
Lake Legion State Park is the site for the Louisville fishing
rodeo. This event, hosted by MDWFP, starts at 7:30 a.m. Call
the park office at (662) 773-8323 for more information.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is co-hosting the Cypress Point
fishing rodeo. This event, at Cypress Point Recreation Area
located just off Hwy 35 at Sardis Lake, starts at 7 a.m.
Contact Shea Staten at (662) 712-1188 for more information.
For more information about the youth fishing rodeo program, call
the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2200.
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