Thirteen Public Lakes Receive Crappie Stockings


The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recently stocked over 126,000 Magnolia Crappie and 147,500 White Crappie into 13 public lakes across the state.  White crappie were stocked into Eagle Lake in Warren County and Bee Lake in Holmes County.  Magnolia Crappie were stocked into 10 of MDWFP’s smaller state fishing and state park lakes.

The Magnolia Crappie is a cross between a female White Crappie and a male black-striped Black Crappie. The black-striped crappie has a dark stripe from the dorsal fin down the top of the head and mouth to the throat. “The Magnolia Crappie is sterile making it an ideal choice to stock into small impoundments,” says MDWFP Fisheries Bureau Assistant Director.  “Since it cannot reproduce it cannot cause over population problems.”

Magnolia Crappie were stocked at Roosevelt State Park and Tombigbee State Park.  Lakes Jeff Davis, Mike Conner, Simpson County, Prentiss Walker, Claude Bennett, Kemper County, Tippah County and Lamar Bruce and MDWFP state fishing lakes were also stocked.  In addition, Magnolia Crappie were stocked at Charlie Capps Wildlife Management Area and Bee Lake.

The fish were reared at MDWFP’s North Mississippi Fish Hatchery located near Enid.  According to Bull, these fish will provide great fishing opportunities for anglers at these lakes.

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