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

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Lake on Charlie Capps WMA to Re-open February 16

JACKSON - The forty-acre lake on Charlie Capps Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will re-open to the public for fishing on Sunday, February 16.  While the lake was closed, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks' (MDWFP) biologists re-stocked the lake with hybrid crappie and redear sunfish.  


"Our sampling results have shown a very strong bass spawn in 2013 and an abundant bream population," says MDWFP fisheries biologist Nathan Aycock.  "With the additional stockings of redear and crappie, we expect fishing to be exceptional this spring and summer." 


Fishing regulations will be the same as in 2013. Fishing will be allowed daily from sunrise to sunset, and all anglers except those exempt from purchasing a hunting or fishing license must purchase a WMA users permit (sold wherever hunting or fishing license are sold) to fish on the lake. There is no boat ramp on the lake, but non-motorized boats may be used.


Charlie Capps WMA is located off Hwy 8 in Bolivar County, five miles east of Rosedale.


For more information regarding fishing or WMAs in Mississippi, visit us at www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-432-2212. 

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