Aberdeen, MS -
Lake Monroe, located north of Aberdeen, is getting a face lift.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will drain the lake this month in preparation for renovations.
Lake Monroe was built in 1954, making it one of the oldest state lakes managed by MDWFP.
Larry Pugh, MDWFP's Fisheries Bureau director, says repairs are being made to the water level control structure, fishing piers and the boat ramp.
Pugh says after the work is done, the lake will be filled and restocked with bass, bream, crappie and catfish."
Pugh says fishing is allowed while the lake is draining and all creel and length limits are removed. Fishing licenses and lake permits will be required, but anglers may only fish with one rod and reel or pole.
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