Located on the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area adjacent to
the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Built in 1974, Turcotte has 16
production ponds totaling 13 acres and one 1/2-acre reservoir pond.
Six of the production ponds were fitted with geotech fabric liners
in 2009. Water supply is from a 400 gpm ground water well and a 400
gpm pump connected to the Pearl River. The facility includes a
shop, walk-in cooler, and hatchery building equipped with an
incubation system, fiberglass raceways, circular tanks, office, and
Turcotte is the sole producer of Morone species,
including the Gulf strain striped bass. Additional species produced
at Turcotte include coppernose bluegill, redear sunfish, and
triploid grass carp.
Planned renovations include liner installation in
remaining production ponds, a new well, largemouth bass production
ponds, and an additional hatchery building.