JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recently stocked bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish into two Northeast state park lakes. Approximately 31,850 bluegill and 13,650 redear sunfish were stocked into Tombigbee State Park Lake near Tupelo. Trace State Park Lake, a 565 acre lake located in Pontotoc County, received 38,750 bluegill; 21,125 redear sunfish; and 10,000 channel catfish.
“Bream and catfish are very popular among anglers for their excellent table fare. Bream also serve as the primary prey species in these lakes for largemouth bass and crappie, so increasing their numbers will benefit other sport fish species as well,” says Tyler Stubbs, MDWFP Fisheries Biologist.
The fish were reared at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo.
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at http://www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601) 432-2200.