Fishing & Boating

Fishing Education & Outreach

Mississippi has diverse aquatic habitats that provide a wide variety of angling experiences. It is the primary goal of the Fishing Education and Outreach Program to highlight these opportunities to the public and get more people fishing. We realize that some segments of our state have not had the chance or knowledge to get outdoors. The Fishing Rodeo  program offers children the chance to wet a line in a controlled area.  Fish biology and aquatic information can also be had with a visit to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson or our new North Mississippi Education and Visitors Center in Enid. There you can check out the aquaria, find displays of fish and fishing tackle, and see what a fish biologist does.

Do you already know how to fish and just need some information before you go? Up-to-date fishing reports give you the wheres and hows to catch the big ones. These reports are updated weekly from February through November. Anglers wanting more information about their favorite fishing spot can read the Reel Facts Sheets.  Reel Facts summarize fish and angler data collected by MDWFP Fisheries Biologists.  Looking for a boat ramp? Visit our Ramps & Piers page to find information on ramp locations, type of ramp, and cost, if any. You caught a big fish, but is it a record? Current Mississippi Sport Fish Records and Sport Fish Record Applications can be found here. Planning an upcoming trip and looking for the best spots? Find the hot lakes with the Yearly Tournament Fishing Reports and Mississippi Fishing Reports.

There's a lot of water out there, let's go fishing.

Ryan Jones
Program Coordinator

Fishing Rodeo Information

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