The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and the Simpson County Pastoral Alliance are hosting a youth fishing rodeo at Simpson County Lake on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The fishing rodeo is open to youth under 16 years old, and registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Simpson County Lake is located on U. S. Highway 49 approximately 5 miles north of Magee, MS.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear and catfish bait. Fishing equipment will be provided for anglers who need it.

“This rodeo offers a quality fishing experience for younger anglers in a controlled and safe environment,” according to MDWFP fisheries biologist Larry Bull. “Our rodeo net is well stocked with catfish to make it easier for our participants to catch a fish. This is a great way for a family to spend quality time together.”
Those seeking additional information can call the Simpson County Lake Office at (601) 849-4886 or the MDWFP Regional Office at (601) 859-3421.

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