Press Release

Friday, February 17, 2017

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

Lake Dockery Tagged Fish Still Available

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) tagged 100 fish at Lake Dockery last October.  Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish were marked with a yellow tag on their back behind the dorsal fin.  Anglers are encouraged to fish Lake Dockery and catch a tagged fish.  To date, only two anglers have brought in a tag to claim their reward. 

Anglers that catch a tagged fish should remove the tag and bring it to the Jackson office to claim the prize associated with the tag.  Prizes include MDWFP fishing towels, Plano tackle boxes, and Quantum rod and reel setups.  "Lake Dockery provides excellent urban fishing opportunities, and we hope that this rewards program will encourage more anglers to take advantage of the fishery," said MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Trevor Knight.          

Lake Dockery is a 43 acre lake in Byram, MS.  The lake is owned and operated by the city of Byram, and it is the largest lake in the Community Fishing Assistance Program.  The lake is open each day from 30 minutes before dawn until 30 minutes before sunset.  The lake features a boat ramp, but the operation of gasoline motors is not allowed.

For more information regarding the Community Fishing Assistance Program, visit or call (601) 432-2212. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at

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