Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Monday, April 16, 2012
Florida Largemouth Bass Stocked at Eagle Lake
JACKSON - On Wednesday, April 11th, the Mississippi Department
of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) stocked approximately
161,000 Florida-strain largemouth bass fingerlings into Eagle Lake.
The fish were reared at MDWFP's Turcotte Fish Hatchery near Canton.
"We've been stocking largemouth bass into Eagle Lake for several
years and it has been very successful," stated MDWFP Fisheries
Biologist Jerry Brown.
Recent winter population evaluations on Eagle Lake have
indicated an increase in the bass population. According to Brown,
Florida-strain largemouth bass have the potential to reach trophy
Anglers should be aware that a 16-inch minimum length limit is
in effect on Eagle Lake to protect small bass from harvest.
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