Press Release

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

MDWFP Invites Youth to Fishing Rodeo Events in Houston and Monticello

HOUSTON & MONTICELLO - Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held at two locations in the state. 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 Houston rodeo is hosted by the Chickasaw Development Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and is being held at American Legion Lake located at 248 Dulaney Street in Houston on Saturday, June 17. Fishing will start at 7:30 a.m. Call the foundation office at (662) 456-3583 for more information.

Lake Mary Crawford is the site for the rodeo in Monticello on Saturday, June 24. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. Lake Mary Crawford is located 5 miles west of Monticello off Hwy 84.  Contact the lake office at (601) 587-7853 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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