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 www.ms.gov/mdwfp/licensing/login.
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:See a typo? Report it here.