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Community Assitance Program–Public Fishing Waters

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  • Only rod and reel or line and pole gear may be used in the following public waters which are open to fishing. Unless otherwise stated, all persons possessing a valid fishing license or who are legally exempt from the license requirements may fish these waters.
  • The term “handicapped persons” means paraplegic, hemiplegic, anyone permanently dependent upon a wheelchair for mobility, anyone who requires the permanent use of braces, full prosthesis or crutches for walking or blindness.
  • Boating, swimming, littering and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. City or county ordinances may also regulate activities at these waters.

Community Assistance Program–Public Fishing Waters

To inquire about enrolling a water body owned by a city or county in this program call 601-432-2207.

Water and Location

Species

Daily Limit

Rules

Poplar Springs Lake

Poplarville, Pearl River County

Largemouth Bass

2

See A Below

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

20

Catfish

5

Brookhaven Fishing Pond

Brookhaven, Lincoln County

Largemouth Bass

0

See B Below

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

10

Catfish

5

Main, Middle, & Amphitheater Ponds

Olive Branch City Park

Olive Branch, Desoto County

Largemouth Bass

2

Release all bass 15 inches & under

Catfish

5

McMillian Park Pond

Carthage, Leake County

Largemouth Bass

0

All other species combined

8

Lake Patsy

Oxford, Lafayette County

Largemouth Bass

0

See C Below

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

10

Catfish

5

Ballard Lake

Tupelo, Lee County

Largemouth Bass

5

See D Below

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

25

Catfish

5

Forrest County Lake

Hattiesburg, Forrest County

Largemouth Bass

5

See E Below

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

20

Catfish

5

Coahoma County Lake

Clarksdale, Coahoma County

Largemouth Bass

5

See F Below

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

20

Catfish

5

Willow Lake

Walnut Grove, Leake County

Largemouth Bass

0

See G Below

All other species combined

8

Lee’s Summit Park Lake

Hernando, Desoto County

Largemouth Bass

0

See H Below

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

100

Crappie

30

Whitehead Lake

Pascagoula, Jackson County

Largemouth Bass

0

See I Below

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

0

Catfish

5

Chateau Lake

Pascagoula, Jackson County

Largemouth Bass

0

See I Below

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

0

Catfish

5

Lake Dockery

Byram, Hinds County

Largemouth Bass

0

See J Below

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

0

Catfish

0

Rules for Community Assistance Program Waters – Public Notice 3550

A. Poplar Springs Lake shall be closed to fishing on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week.

B. The Brookhaven Fishing Pond will only be open for fishing to persons 14 years old or younger or handicapped persons of any age as defined in this Public Notice.

C. Lake Patsy will only be open for fishing to persons 15 years old and younger or handicapped persons of any age, as defined in this Public Notice. Fishing hours will be from sunrise to sunset each day.

D. Ballard Lake is open to fishing each day from sunrise to 10:00 p.m.

E. Forrest County Lake will be open to fishing on Thursday and Friday of each week and only to persons fourteen (14) years old or younger or handicapped persons of any age as defined. All minors must be accompanied by a supervising adult and handicapped persons in need of personal assistance must provide such. The lake will be open to the general public for fishing on Saturday of each week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

F. Coahoma County Lake fishing hours will be from sunrise to sunset each day.

G. Willow Lake will be open to fishing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays of each week from sunrise to sunset.

H. Lee’s Summit Park Lake is open to fishing each day from sunrise to sunset.

I. Whitehead Lake and Chateau Lake are open to fishing each day.

J. Lake Dockery is closed until further notice. No swimming, alcohol, glass containers, overnight camping, gasoline engines or ATV’s, tobacco products, unleashed pets and firearms. Contained fires only.

Regulations in red are new this year.

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