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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 Spring Fishing Forecast for Southeast Mississippi Lakes

JACKSON - Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are anticipating a productive 2014 fishing season.  Population sampling during fall 2013 revealed good catch rates for both Largemouth Bass and young sunfish in the southeast region state lakes.  "The cooler temperatures this winter reduced the vegetation in a few of our state lakes which should make fishing easier.  We've had successful spawns of Bluegill and Largemouth Bass that will produce large year-classes and provide great fishing in coming years," according to MDWFP fisheries biologist, Stephen Brown.

 

Fall sampling also revealed an abundance of small bass in Geiger Lake at Paul B. Johnson State Park.  "We're encouraging anglers to continue to harvest small bass at this lake to help promote a balanced fish population," said Brown.  Lake Perry, Bogue Homa Lake, and Lake Bill Waller should provide prime spring fishing.  Samples taken at Bogue Homa Lake and Lake Perry revealed a quality bass fishery and both lakes support healthy populations of crappie and sunfish.  Lake Bill Waller near Columbia is still producing trophy size largemouth bass and remains one of the better bass fisheries in Mississippi.  A Largemouth Bass over 13 pounds was caught at this lake in December.

 

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit us at www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-432-2212. 


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