Special to The Herald
JACKSON–On Tuesday, March 27th, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) stocked 150,000 Florida-strain largemouth bass fingerlings into Ross Barnett Reservoir. The fish were reared at MDWFP’s Turcotte Fish Hatchery near Canton.
According to MDWFP Fisheries Biologist, Larry Bull, the goal of the Florida-strain bass stockings is to help increase the number of trophy-sized (> 5 pounds) bass in the Reservoir. Bull also stated, “The Department has stocked over 600,000 Florida bass in the Ross Barnett since 2008.”
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601) 432-2199.