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Fishing Education & Outreach

Mississippi has diverse aquatic habitats that provide a wide variety of angling experiences.  It is the primary goal of the Fishing Education and Outreach Program to highlight these opportunities to the public and get more people fishing.  We realize that some segments of our state have not had the chance or knowledge to get outdoors.  The Fishing Rodeo  program offers children the chance to wet a line in a controlled area.  Women wanting to get into outdoor activities for the first time or just wanting to brush up on acquired skills can attend the annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman seminar held at a selected state park.  Fish biology and aquatic information can be had with a visit to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson or our new North Mississippi Education and Visitors Center in Enid.  There you can check out the aquaria, find displays of fish and fishing tackle and see what a fish biologist does.

Do you already know how to fish and just need some information before you go?  Up-to-date fishing reports give you the wheres and hows to catch the big ones.  These reports are updated weekly from February through November.  Looking for a boat ramp?  Visit our Ramps & Piers page to find information on ramp locations, type of ramp, and cost, if any.  You caught a big fish, but is it a record?  Current Mississippi Sport Fish Records and Sport Fish Record Applications can be found here.  Planning an upcoming trip and looking for the best spots?   Find the hot lakes with the Yearly Bass Tournament Fishing Reports, MSFISH scores, and Mississippi Fishing Reports.

There's a lot of water out there, let's go fishing.

Tom Holman
Program Coordinator

Fishing Rodeo Information

2015 Fish Camp

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) is proud to partner with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) to host three Camp Fish events in 2015.  The first camp, co-sponsored with the Coahoma County Youth Outreach Program, is scheduled for June 2 and 3 at the Coahoma County Expo Center in Clarksdale.  The second camp will be held June 8 and 9 at Percy Quin State Park near McComb, and the last camp will be conducted at the Turcotte Education Center near Canton on June 24 and 25.  More information about the 2015 Fish Camps can be found here.

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