Rainbow Trout Are Back!
1/18/2018 2:45:40 PM
TUPELO –The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) stocked over 600 rainbow trout into the bank-fishing pond at Lake Lamar Bruce near Saltillo on Wednesday January 10th. According to MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Trevor Knight, “the rainbow trout we have stocked the past two winters have been a popular addition for anglers. They provide a unique angling opportunity in Mississippi and are easy to catch.” The pond at Lake Lamar Bruce is the only public water body where anglers can catch rainbow trout. This is a great opportunity to introduce someone to fishing as well as catch some nice fish during the winter. "Anglers have had success catching the trout on inline spinners and crappie grubs. The trout will even bite corn kernels on a hook. Rainbow trout are a cold water species, and they will bite readily in the winter months" says Knight.
Anglers can harvest up to three trout per person per day with no size restrictions. Anglers must have a valid fishing license and a state lake daily or annual fishing permit to fish in the pond.
The fish were provided by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery and stocked by the Pvt. John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo.