Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Katfishin’ Kids Youth Fishing Rodeo
JACKSON - In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week,
youth 15 years and younger are invited to a fishing rodeo at the
Turcotte Education Center beginning at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4.
The free event is hosted by The Mississippi Wildlife Federation,
the Mississippi Department of
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), The Mississippi Museum of Natural
Science, Sport Fish
Bottling, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Frito Lay,
Academy Sports and Outdoors, Brown Bottling Group, ESI Supply, LLC, BankPlus, Keep the Rez
Waste Services, Keesler Federal
Credit Union and all local Wal-Mart stores.
The Turcotte Education Center is located at 506 Hwy 43 South
approximately 7 miles south of Canton. Fishing gear and bait will
The event is a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake
that is well stocked with catfish which are typically easy to
catch. Additionally, children can learn the basics of fish
and fishing: how to tie a knot, select the correct lure, bait
hooks, cast, what a fish is, and where it lives. Families are
invited to come enjoy quality time together in a safe
For more information about the youth fishing rodeo, call Melanie
Starnes at (601) 605-1790 or the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601)
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com or call (601) 432-2200.
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