Press Release

Thursday, May 04, 2017


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

MDWFP Lake Monroe Re-Opens June 7

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will host a youth fishing day at Lake Monroe on Saturday, June 3, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Fishing will be open to youth 15 years and under.  All youth must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years old and has a valid Mississippi fishing license.  Lake Monroe will open to the general public on Wednesday, June 7, at 6 a.m.     

A 14 to 22 inch slot limit will be in effect for largemouth bass, and all bass caught within this size range must be immediately released.  “The slot limit will protect the initial stocking of bass and allow them to reach their trophy potential,” said Trevor Knight, MDWFP Fisheries Biologist.  The daily creel limit for largemouth bass is 10 fish per angler, but only 1 bass over 22 inches can be kept.  The daily creel limits for other fish are 20 crappie, 100 bream, 10 catfish, and 0 walleye per angler.

Lake Monroe is a recently renovated 99 acre lake located near Aberdeen.  For more information call the lake office at (662) 256-9637.

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