Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Local Anglers Assist with Largemouth Bass Stocking at Ross Barnett Reservoir
JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and
Parks (MDWFP) recently stocked Florida-strain largemouth bass into
the Ross Barnett Reservoir. In cooperation with Pearl River
Valley Water Supply District and local bass anglers, the fish were
transported and released into vegetated backwater areas to improve
survival rates. Volunteers using the Hwy 43 ramps near
Tommy's Trading Post stocked approximately 60,000 bass; an
additional 20,000 were dispersed in Pelahatchie Bay from the Turtle
Creek subdivision ramp.
"Largemouth bass are a popular sport fish on Ross Barnett
Reservoir," says MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Ryan Jones.
According to Jones, the goal is to produce more trophy-sized
bass. The fish were reared at MDWFP's Turcotte Fish Hatchery,
located near Canton. MDWFP's hatcheries produce fish for
stocking in public waters throughout Mississippi.
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our
website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601)
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