Press Release

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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

MDWFP Invites Youth to Fishing Rodeo Events in Columbus, Quitman, and Olive Branch

JACKSON -Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held at three locations across the state on Saturday, May 13. 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 Columbus rodeo is hosted by MDWFP and is being held at Lake Lowndes State Park at 3319 Lake Lowndes Road. Fishing will start at 8 a.m. Call the park office at (662) 328-2110 for more information.

Ivy Lake at Clarkco State Park is the site for the rodeo in Quitman. The event begins at 8 a.m. Clarkco State Park is located 20 miles south of Meridian off U.S. Hwy 45.  Contact the park office at (601) 776-6651 for more information.

The City of Olive Branch is co-hosting the fishing rodeo at George Harrison Park. This event, located at 8700 Church Rd at the intersection of Hwy 305, starts at 8 a.m. Contact the Olive Branch Parks and Recreation office at (662) 893-5219 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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