Upcoming Events

Handmade Fly Fishing Lures Temporary Display

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Visitor Education Center (North Mississippi Fish Hatchery)

County: Yalobusha

For more information please contact Emily-Jo Wiggins at (662) 563-8068 or by email at

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) will host a "Handmade Fishing Lures" display beginning February and ending June 30. The display features various lures created by local fishing enthusiast, Lee Upchurch. The collection includes crappie jigs, spinnerbaits, bass jigs, and various top water flies. 

The VEC is part of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and is located in Enid, MS at Exit 233 east off I-55. The VEC is the first and only facility of its kind in Mississippi. The Center features a native habitat area, a 10,000 gallon aquarium, interactive exhibits, displays, artifacts, fishing rodeo pond, gift shop, and gallery. All of these elements serve as entertaining and engaging learning experiences for visitors.

For additional information, call the VEC at (662) 563-8068. Admission is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2.00 for youth ages 3 -17 and adults over the age of 60.


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