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Community Fishing Assistance Program–Public Fishing Waters

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

• 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, except where noted. City or county ordinances may also regulate activities at these waters.

Location and Water

Size

Species

Daily Limit

Rules

Amory, Monroe County

McAlpine Lake

2.5 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

1

10

2

See A Below

Brookhaven, Lincoln County

Brookhaven Fishing Pond

1 acre

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

0

10

5

See B Below

Byram, Hinds County

Lake Dockery

43.5 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

5

25

5

See C Below

Carthage, Leake County

McMillian Park Pond

1.5 acres

Largemouth Bass

All other Species Combined

2

8

Open Each Day

Clarksdale, Coahoma County

Coahoma County Lake

3.2 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

2

20

5

See D Below

Cleveland, Bolivar County

Bear Pen Park Lake

3 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

0

0

0

See E Below

Eupora, Webster County

White’s Creek Lake

280 acres

Largemouth Bass. Release bass 16-20 inches

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Crappie

Catfish

10, only 1 over 20 inches

100

30

10

See F Below

Hattiesburg, Forrest County

Duncan Lake

16.5 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

5

10

5

See G Below

Hattiesburg, Forrest County

Forrest County Lake

10.1 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

5

20

5

See H Below

Hernando, Desoto County

Lee’s Summit Park Lake

1.5 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Crappie

0

100

30

See I Below

Olive Branch, Desoto County

Olive Branch City Park

Main, Middle, & Amphitheater Ponds

8 acres

Total

Largemouth Bass. Release bass 15 inches & under

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Crappie

Catfish

2

10

5

5

Open Each Day

Oxford, Lafayette County

Lake Patsy

7.6 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

0

10

5

See J Below

Pascagoula, Jackson County

Chateau Lake

4.5 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

5

10

5

Open Each Day

Pascagoula, Jackson County

Whitehead Lake

13 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

5

10

5

Open Each Day

Poplarville, Pearl River County

Poplar Springs Lake

5.2 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

2

20

5

See K Below

Tupelo, Lee County

Ballard Lake

3 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

5

25

5

See L Below

Walnut Grove, Leake County

Willow Lake

2.5 acres

Largemouth Bass

All other species combined

0

8

See M Below

Rules for Community Fishing Assitance Program Waters – 40 MS Admin. Code Part 3 Rule 2.2
A. McAlpine Lake is open for fishing to persons 15 years old and younger on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. One pole per youth.

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

C. Lake Dockery is open to fishing each day from 30 minutes before dawn until 30 minutes before sunset. No swimming, alcohol, glass containers, overnight camping, outboard gasoline engine use or ATVs, tobacco products, unleashed pets, or firearms allowed. Contained fires only.

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

E. Bear Pen Park Lake is closed to fishing.

F. White Creek’s Lake is open daily from sunrise to 9 p.m. No campfires, firearms, explosives, or jug fishing allowed. Boating allowed. Launch fee is $2. See rules posted at lake.

G. Duncan Lake is open to fishing each day from sunrise to sunset. Pets must be on a leash.

H. Forrest County Lake will be open to fishing on Thursday and Friday of each week and only to persons 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.

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

J. 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 Rule. Fishing hours will be from sunrise to sunset each day.

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

L. Ballard Lake is open to fishing each day from sunrise to 10 p.m.

M. Willow Lake will be open to fishing Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of each week from sunrise to sunset.