Monday, April 10, 2017
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
MDWFP to Co-sponsor Youth Fishing Rodeo Events in Diamondhead, Meridian, Brooksville, and Ackerman
JACKSON -Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing
rodeos being held at four locations across the state on Saturday,
April 22. 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 Diamondhead rodeo is co-sponsored with the City of
Diamondhead and is being held at Twin Lakes located on Diamondhead
Drive West, beginning at 9 a.m. Call Kinta Bakken at (228) 255-1900
for more information.
Q.V. Sykes Park is the site for the rodeo in Meridian. The event
begins at 7:30 a.m. and is co-sponsored with Meridian Parks and
Recreation. Contact the Meridian Parks and Recreation Office
at (601) 485-1802 for information.
The Friends of Noxubee Refuge are hosting their rodeo at the Sam
D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge near Brooksville
beginning at 8 a.m. For more information call Andrea Dunstan
at (662) 323-5548.
Choctaw Lake is the site for the Ackerman fishing rodeo.
This event starts at 9 a.m. Call Donna McKay at (662) 285-3378 for
For more information about the youth fishing rodeo program, call
the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2200.
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