The Delta fishery management region covers an eleven county area
in western Mississippi that contains the majority of the historic
Mississippi River floodplain found within the state of Mississippi,
as well as the adjacent Holmes County in west-central Mississippi.
This unique region offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities
and other outdoor activities. Many large oxbow lakes created by the
Mississippi River can be found both inside and outside the
Mississippi River levee, and hundreds of smaller oxbow lakes
created by other rivers are scattered throughout the region. These
lakes can provide excellent fishing for crappie, bass, bream, and
other fish species, and also contain breathtaking views of native
wildlife and ancient cypress forests dripping with Spanish moss.
Rivers such as the Yazoo, Tallahatchie, Sunflower, and Yalobusha
lazily meander through the flat landscape and support large
populations of catfish, which are commonly sought after with hook
and line, trotlines, jugs, and hand grabbling. The two state
parks in this region (Leroy Percy State Park and Holmes County
State Park) all have lakes stocked with largemouth bass, bream, and
catfish, and are great places for a weekend getaway. The abundance
and diversity of fishing opportunities make the Mississippi Delta a
great place to wet a line and reconnect with nature.