Bass Anglers Face Possible Changes On Area Lakes
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced proposed changes to largemouth bass regulations at several MDWFP lakes. At Tippah County Lake, and the lakes at Tombigbee State Park and Lake Lowndes State Park, the proposed rule will reduce the daily creel limit for black bass from 30 per angler to 10 per angler. Two changes to black bass slot limits have been proposed. At Lake Lamar Bruce, the black bass slot limit will change from 16 – 22 inches to 18 – 24 inches, and the slot limit will move from 14 – 22 inches to 16 – 24 inches at Lake Monroe. The daily creel limit of 10 bass per angler including one bass over the slot limit will be the same.
Several changes are being proposed at White’s Creek Lake near Eupora. The slot limit on black bass will be removed and replaced with a 15-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit will be reduced to five bass per angler. Crappie will be managed with a 10-inch minimum length limit and a daily creel limit of 15 fish per angler. In addition, the daily creel limit on bream will be reduced to 25 per angler.
Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed changes may do so in writing to the Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks; 1505 Eastover Dr.; Jackson, MS 39211, no later than April 17, 2018.