State lakes and state park lakes to reopen


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) in response to Governor Tate Reeves’ Executive Order 1473 will reopen state lakes and state park lakes to fishing and boating at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020.  

Bank fishing will be allowed with social distancing requirements (maintaining a minimum of 6 feet distance between individuals). Fishing piers will remain closed.  

A state fishing license is required to fish any public body of water in Mississippi. You can purchase a state fishing license and renew your boat registration online at

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