JACKSON –Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held at five locations across the state on Saturday, April 29. All events are free, and they provide a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake that is well stocked with catfish which are typically easy to catch. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and stringers. Families are invited to come enjoy quality time together in a safe environment.
The Natchez rodeo is hosted by MDWFP and is being held at Natchez State Park located at 230-B Wickcliff Road, Natchez beginning at 8 a.m. Call Neil Hays at (601) 442-2658 for more information.
Clear Springs Recreation Area is the site for the rodeo near Meadville. The event, which begins at 7a.m., is co-sponsored with the U.S. Forest Service. Contact the Homochitto National Forest office at (601) 384-5876 for more information.
The Walnut Grove rodeo will be held at Willow Lake beginning at 9 a.m. Willow Lake is located on True Light Drive. For more information call William Crosby at (601) 267-9576 or Rev. Larry Weathers at (601) 480-2911.
Lake Legion State Park is the site for the Louisville fishing rodeo. This event, hosted by MDWFP, starts at 7:30 a.m. Call the park office at (662) 773-8323 for more information.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is co-hosting the Cypress Point fishing rodeo. This event, at Cypress Point Recreation Area located just off Hwy 35 at Sardis Lake, starts at 7 a.m. Contact Shea Staten at (662) 712-1188 for more information.
For more information about the youth fishing rodeo program, call the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2200.