Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) in response to Governor Tate Reeves’ Executive Order 1473 will reopen State Lakes and State Park Lakes to fishing and boating at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020. Bank fishing will be allowed with social distancing requirements (maintaining a minimum of 6 feet distance between individuals). Fishing piers will remain closed. A state fishing license is required to fish any public body of water in Mississippi. You can purchase a state fishing license and renew your boat registration online at www.ms.gov/mdwfp/licensing/login.
Anglers must adhere to Social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) regarding COVID-19.