The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will host a youth fishing day at Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quin State Park on Saturday, September 17, from 7am to 3pm. Fishing will be open to youth 15 years and under. All youth must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years old and his a valid Mississippi fishing license. Lake Tangipahoa will open to the general public on Wednesday, September 21 at 6pm.
A 16 to 22 inch slot limit is in effect for largemouth bass, and all bass caught within this size range must be immediately released. “The slot limit will protect the initial stocking of bass and allow them to reach their trophy potential,” said Jerry Brown, MDWFP Fisheries Biologist. The daily creel limit for largemouth bass is seven fish per angler, but only one bass over 22 inches can be kept. The daily creel limits for other fish are 20 crappie, 50 bream, and 10 catfish per angler.
Lake Tangipahoa is a recently renovated 500 acre lake located near McComb. The lake has been stocked with Florida-strain largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and redear sunfish. For more information call the park office at (601)684-3938.
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