The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) announced several proposed regulation changes for the upcoming fishing season.  One of the proposed rule changes will ban anglers from using limb lines and set hooks at Lake Washington in Washington County; however, sport fishing trotlines, free floating fishing devices (jugs), and Yo-Yos will be allowed.  Another proposed change will place a 15-inch minimum size limit and a daily creel limit of two fish for largemouth bass at Grenada Lake North Abutment Lake.  Creel limits for the Charles Ray Nix Wildlife Management Area ponds in Panola County will increase to statewide limits for all fish if the rule is adopted.  Skiers visiting State Fishing Lakes will be allowed to ski on Memorial Day and the July 4th and Labor Day holidays from noon until sunset.

“Our fisheries biologists propose these regulation changes annually in preparation for the upcoming fishing season,” said MDWFP Fisheries Bureau Director, Larry Pugh. “These regulations are an important tool that help us provide quality fishing opportunities throughout the state.”

Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed change may do so in writing to the Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, 1505 Eastover Dr., Jackson, MS 39211, no later than February 20, 2014.

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating or call us at (601) 432-2212. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.

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