Mississippi Anglers Get Three Days of Free Fishing

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JACKSON – Mississippi is observing National Fishing and Boating Week June 1-8 by waving fishing fees and boat launching to fish for anglers on Mississippi State Fishing Lakes and State Park Lakes for three weekend days, June 1, 7 and 8. A valid Mississippi freshwater fishing license or proof of exemption is still required.

“This is an opportunity for anglers to spend some time on the water, near their homes and save a few dollars,” said Director of Fisheries Ron Garavelli. “Our state lakes are an excellent place to introduce someone to fishing or have an outing with the family. Most lakes are stocked with bass, bream, and catfish with a few having other species such as crappie.”

Mississippi has 24 state fishing lakes and 22 state park lakes. Most allow fishing from the bank and special fishing piers. Each has a boat launching facility for those wanting to fish from their boat. For family fun, many lakes have picnic tables that offer an opportunity to enjoy the scenery and take a respite from the time on the water.

For a list of lakes and other fishing related information visit Fisheries, or call 601-432-2400