Press Release

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
1505 Eastover Dr. Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: (601) 432-2400

Fishing Rule Changes for MDWFP Lakes Announced

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced fishing regulation changes on several MDWFP managed lakes.  At Lake Tom Bailey in Lauderdale County, the rule change removes the 15-inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass and increases the daily creel limit to 10 largemouth bass per angler. The daily creel limit will be 10 bream and 5 crappie per angler at the Olive Branch City Park ponds, and the McMillian Park pond in Carthage, the largemouth bass daily creel limit was increased to two fish per angler.

These rule changes become effective on May 28, 2017.

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