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Freshwater Fishing

Welcome to 2021-22 Mississippi Freshwater Fishing

Mississippi Outdoor Digest

Each year thousands of Mississippians are joined by visitors from across the country and around the world to enjoy the abundance of natural resources our great state has to offer. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) sincerely hopes the 2021-2022 Mississippi Outdoor Digest provides you with useful information for all your outings.

This agency is founded on the principles to conserve and enhance the natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities in our state. Through continued support of the citizens and communities in our state, we are able to provide some of the most enjoyable outdoor attractions in the nation.

Mississippi’s rich natural heritage is evidenced in every area of the state. From the broad vistas of the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the rich, alluvial soils of the Delta, there are places to experience the Magnolia State at its best. From the pine forests of the southwest to the Appalachian foothills in the northeast, the bounty continues. In addition to our fantastic public hunting and fishing opportunities, there are state parks operated by MDWFP, which are affordable, accessible destinations designed to be family-oriented getaways or sole adventures.

A goal for MDWFP is fostering our young sportsmen and women. Principles of conservation must be handed down through each generation, and we are challenged to ensure that it continues. Seasonal hunts and fi¬shing rodeos as well as other events geared toward Mississippi’s youth are a significant part of our agency. We even offer special youth hunting opportunities at selected Wildlife Management Areas. While these are designed for the enjoyment of the youth, the parents, volunteers, and staff seem to have a good time as well.

Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating, wildlife watching, golf, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and nature photography are just the beginning of a list of opportunities awaiting you every day of the year. If you desire additional information, or just have a comment about the outdoor opportunities in Mississippi, please feel free to visit or give us a call at (601) 432-2400. We hope you have a great time in Mississippi’s outdoors.

Sam Polles, Ph.D.
Executive Director