New Freshwater Commercial Fishing Regulation Announced
10/5/2017 11:25:18 AM

TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced a commercial fishing regulation change that allows the use of slat baskets in the canal lakes, commonly referred to as Pools A through E, on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.  Slat baskets are still prohibited in designated areas below the locks and dams, Bay Springs Lake and the Divide Section Canal that connects Pickwick Lake with Bay Springs Lake

Slat baskets are round or square boxes made of wood or plastic slats designed to catch catfish.  Anglers fishing slat baskets must possess a valid commercial fishing license and a valid slat basket license for each basket.

The new rule becomes effective on October 22, 2017.

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