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State lakes to re-open Monday for fishing and boating



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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, in response to Gov Tate Reeves’ Executive Order 1473, will re-open state lakes and state park lakes to fishing and boating at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Bank fishing will be allowed with social distancing requirements (maintaining a minimum of 6 feet distance between individuals). Fishing piers will remain closed. A state fishing license is required to fish any public body of water in Mississippi. You can purchase a state fishing license and renew your boat registration online at

Social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Mississippi State Department of Health regarding COVID-19 must be adhered. Information regarding COVID-19 can be found on the MSDH website:

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