JACKSON –Five Mississippi lakes have been listed as the top three fisheries to visit for trophy-size crappie according to a recent survey by Josh Gowan with Wired2fish.com.
Gowan and a group of professional anglers identified the top 10 lakes to catch trophy crappie in the United States. The top rated, and undisputed, best lake for trophy crappie in the country was Grenada Lake.
Lake Washington, an oxbow lake near Glen Allan, was second on the list.
Arkabutla, Sardis and Enid lakes were combined and ranked as the number three crappie fisheries.
Mississippi lakes received praise for the large size of crappie produced including numerous crappie over three pounds. This was reinforced recently when a 3.9 pound white crappie was caught at Grenada Lake.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks was the first natural resource agency to use high minimum length limits, reduced bag limits and pole limits to sustain quality crappie fishing opportunities at these lakes.
To see the complete list, visit www.wired2fish.scout.com.
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com or call (601) 432-2200.