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The Lure of the Past
10/18/2021 8:48:04 AM
by: MDWFP

By: Deborah Roberts

"Anglers have used artificial fishing baits for more than a century, and a vintage collection at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) North MS Fish Hatchery is luring visitors back to the past.

Emily-Jo Wiggins, director of the hatchery's Visitor Education Center (VEC), said around 70 of the center's 200-plus lures are on display at any given time. There are almost 300 items in the entire collection of antique fishing gear, including boat motors, rods, and reels."

 

Read the full article from the Mississippi Outdoors Magazine by clicking here.

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