Q. What do the ramp index numbers mean on the "Ramp and Pier" details?
On Ramp and Pier Details there is a Ramp Index that ranges from 1 to 6. Here's what those numbers mean:
For River or Reservoirs:
Q. How do you certify a State Record Freshwater Fish?
Application and Rules for State Record Fish
If the rules are not clear, PLEASE reread them.
All rules will be strictly adhered to!
The decision of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will be final.
MDWFP Fisheries Bureau
1505 Eastover Dr.
Jackson, Mississippi 39211-6374
Dennis Riecke, MDWFP Fisheries Biologist
Q. Is the Alabama Rig legal to fish in Mississippi?
The Alabama Rig is legal to use in almost all public waters in Mississippi. The exceptions are the following, where anglers are restricted to by the number of lures and/or hooks per pole that can be used:
The Alabama Rig is legal to fish everywhere else in Mississippi.
Q. Where can I fish on Pickwick Lake with my Mississippi License?
Please click HERE for a map that shows where your Mississippi fishing license is good on Pickwick Lake.
Q. How do I apply for a MS boat registration?
Owners of new or used boats may get the registration form at any local county tax collector's office, most places where boats are sold or serviced, MDWFP District Offices, Jackson Office, or Online. Complete the form, attach any necessary documents, sign and forward to the Department with appropriate fee.
To register a new boat include the sales invoice showing proof of payment of Mississippi sales tax. If the boat was purchased in another state you may pay Mississippi state sales tax at the local county Tax Collector's office. Include this proof of payment with the registration application. If registering or transferring ownership of a used boat include a notarized bill of sale describing the boat being purchased. If the bill of sale is not notarized it must be signed by one witness. If a boat was previously registered and titled in a state that requires mandatory titling you must also include the previous state's registration and title.
The registration application requires a Hull Identification Number. This number should contain 12 digits if the boat was manufactured after November, 1972. Examples of proper 12 digit Hull Identification Numbers will be: ABC456781272, ABC45678M73E or ABC45678A484. Boats manufactured prior to 1972 will have a serial number.
Q. How do I renew my boat registration?
Once a boat is registered a notice to renew the registration will be mailed to the owner by the MDWFP. For convenience and faster service you may renew you boat registration wherever hunting and fishing license are sold, by calling 1-800-5GO-HUNT (1-800-546-4868) which is available 24 hours a day, or Online at ms.gov. You may also mail your renewal to the MDWFP Boat Registration Department. You should notify MDWFP Boat Registration Department of any address changes.
Q. How do I obtain a duplicate boat registration?
If you lose your boat registration card and/or decals or if you need an additional boat registration card you may obtain a duplicate wherever hunting and fishing license are sold or by calling 1-800-5GO-HUNT (1-800-546-4868) which is available 24 hours a day.