Press Release

Friday, June 16, 2017

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
1505 Eastover Dr. Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: (601) 432-2400

Local Anglers Assist with Largemouth Bass Stocking at Ross Barnett Reservoir

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recently stocked Florida-strain largemouth bass into Ross Barnett Reservoir.  In cooperation with Pearl River Valley Water Supply District and local bass anglers, the fish were transported and released into backwater areas to improve survival.  Volunteers using the Hwy 43 ramps near Tommy’s Trading Post stocked approximately 90,000 fingerling bass.

“Largemouth bass are a popular sport fish on Ross Barnett Reservoir,” said MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Ryan Jones.  According to Jones, the goal is to produce more trophy-sized bass.  The fish were reared at MDWFP’s Turcotte Fish Hatchery, located near Canton.  MDWFP’s hatcheries produce fish for stocking in public waters throughout Mississippi.

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