Paul B. Johnson State Park Youth Fishing Rodeo


HATTIESBURG –Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at Paul B. Johnson State Park beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 29. The free event is hosted by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP).

Paul B. Johnson State Park is located on Hwy 49 south of Hattiesburg. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and stringers. 

 The event is a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake that is well stocked with catfish which are typically easy to catch. Families are invited to come enjoy quality time together in a safe environment.

For more information about the youth fishing rodeo, call the park office at (601) 582-7721 or the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2200.

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