The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ (MDWFP) Museum of Natural Science will host its annual “Got FISH?” fishing seminar program, moderated by “Mississippi Outdoors” TV show co-host Randy Newell, on January 25, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This event is included in the regular Museum admission fee.

This year’s event includes a new panel on catfishing, several handgrabbers from the Jackson metro area, and touch tank creature encounters. “Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, don’t miss this group of successful anglers and biologists. They will answer questions concerning fish, fishing, and fishing techniques, and they may even share the location of some secret fishing spots!” says Museum Aquatic Biologist Karen Dierolf.

“Got Fish?” has become one of MDWFP’s most popular seminar series. According to the Mississippi Division of Tourism, fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Mississippi. The state’s mild climate promotes a year-round season for the many game fish that thrive here. For additional details about this event please call 601-576-6000 or visit

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Catfishing Seminar Panelists:
Tournament anglers: Jackie Cooksey, Larry Nuse, and David Shipman
Catfish fishing guide: Bob Crosby
Handgrabbers: Mark Porter, Woodie Reaves, and Mike Willowby

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Crappie Seminar
Panelists: Magnolia Crappie Club tournament winners

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Logo courtesy Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

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