Thursday, April 20, 2017
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Four State Fishing Lake Record Fish Caught In One Weekend
JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced
that four state fishing lake record fish were caught over the
weekend. Ray Newsome of Columbia caught a lake record
bluegill (11 ounces) and redear sunfish (12 ounces) at Lake
Columbia on April 15, 2017. On the same day, Sue Thornton of
Crystal Springs caught a lake record crappie at Calling Panther
Lake that weighed 2.2 pounds. On Sunday, April 16, a new lake
record largemouth bass weighing 6.57 pounds. was caught at Lake
Lamar Bruce by Phillip Pannell.
"Our state fishing lakes offer
excellent fishing for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, and
catfish," according to Mississippi Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) State Lake Coordinator Jerry
Brown. "Each lake maintains a list of the record fish and we
encourage anglers to let us know if they believe their catch might
be a new record."
Each angler will receive a record fish
certificate from MDWFP, and a copy will be on display at the lake
offices and on the lake's information page of MDWFP's
website. Fish that qualify for a state lake record include
largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie, and
catfish. Potential record fish must be verified by a member
of the Fisheries Bureau staff.
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our
website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601)
432-2212. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.