Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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) 432-2212.
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