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Wildlife & Fisheries issues new fishing regulations

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) -  The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced fishing regulation changes on several MDWFP managed lakes.

  • Tippah County Lake, Tombigbee State Park and Lake Lowndes State Park - black bass reduced from 30 per angler to 10.
  • Lake Lamar Bruce -   black bass slot limit will increase from 16 - 22 inches to 18 - 24 inches. Ten bass per angler, including one over the slot limit.
  • Lake Monroe - slot limit will increase from 14 - 22 inches to 16 - 24 inches at Lake Monroe. Ten bass per angler, including one over the slot limit.
  • White’s Creek Lake near Eupora. The slot limit on black bass is 15-inch minimum. Limit five bass per angler. A 10-inch minimum length limit will apply to crappie, and the daily creel limit decreased to 15 crappie per angler. In addition, daily limit 25 crappie per angler.
  • Lake Washington and Moon Lake. The changes for Lake Washington prohibit anglers from possessing crappie under the 11-inch minimum length limit and black bass under the 15-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit 30 crappie per angler and 5 black bass per angler. On Moon Lake, no crappie under 10 inches and daily limit of 30 crappie per angler.
  • Paul Love Park and on the weir in the outlet channel, no crappie under 11 inches or bass under 15 inches. 

All rule changes become effective on May 28, 2018. For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit the website or call (601) 432-2200. 


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