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Mississippi

Freshwater Fishing

Community Fishing 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.

  • 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.
  • Community Fishing Assistance Program Lakes may be closed to public use and the use regulations may be changed for special events.

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

15

5

See E Below

Eupora, Webster County

White’s Creek Lake

280 acres

Largemouth Bass. Release bass 15 inches and under

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Crappie. Release all crappie 10 inches and under

Catfish

5

25
15

10

See F Below

Greenwood, LeFlore County, Florewood River Plantation Lake

5 acres

Largemouth Bass
bream
Catfish

2
10
5

See G Below

Hattiesburg, Forrest County

Duncan Lake

16.5 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

5

10

5

See H Below

Hattiesburg, Forrest County

Forrest County Lake

10.1 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

5

20

5

See I Below

Hernando, Desoto County

Lee’s Summit Park Lake

1.5 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Crappie

0

100

30

See J 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 K 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 L Below

Tupelo, Lee County

Ballard Lake

3 acres

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill, Redear, all bream

Catfish

5

25

5

See M Below

Walnut Grove, Leake County

Willow Lake

2.5 acres

Largemouth Bass

All other species combined

0

8

See N Below