Friday, May 27, 2016
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
Ross Barnett Reservoir. In cooperation with Pearl River
Valley Water Supply District and local bass anglers, the fish were
transported and released into backwater areas to improve survival
rates. Volunteers using the Hwy 43 ramps near Tommy's Trading
Post stocked approximately 75,000 bass, and additional 26,000 were
released in Pelahatchie Bay.
"Largemouth bass are a popular sport fish on the 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)