Press Release

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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

MDWFP Invites Youth to Fishing Rodeo Events in Saltillo, Belden, and the Airey Lake Recreation Area

JACKSON -Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held at three locations across the state on Saturday, May 6. 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 Saltillo rodeo is hosted by MDWFP and is being held at Lake Lamar Bruce located 1.5 miles northeast of Saltillo off Hwy 45. Fishing will start at 7 a.m. Call Lindsey Hinds at (662) 397-2981 for more information.

The small lake at Trace State Park is the site for the rodeo in Belden. The event begins at 9 a.m. Contact the park office at (662) 489-2958 for more information.

The U.S. Forest Service is co-hosting the Airey Lake Recreation Area fishing rodeo. This event, located on City Road near Saucier, starts at 7:30 a.m. Contact Ed Moody at (601) 528-6176 for more information.

For more information about the youth fishing rodeo program, call the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432- 2200.

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit or call (601) 432-2200. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at

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