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Delta creek restocked with fish following drought

LELAND, Miss. (AP) — State wildlife officials have restocked Deer Creek near Leland with bluegill fish. Leland Mayor James Lowe tells the Delta Democrat Times the creek’s fish population had dwindled during the summer when the creek reached near record low levels. Lowe says a fish kill last year also depleted the number of fish in the creek. Ronnie Yarbrough, ...

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After two-year-closure, state lake ready for re-stocking

SALTILLO — It may not look ready, but according to state wildlife officials, Lake Lamar Bruce is ready to be stocked with fish — very small bluegill and redear sunfish as well as catfish fingerlings. “Tupelo Fish Hatchery and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks have partnered to raise the fish to put back into Lamar Bruce,” said MDWFP’s ...

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MDWFP streamlines outdoor services with ACTIVE solution

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (MDWFP) has streamlined its outdoor services on San Diego-based ACTIVE Network’s ActiveWorks Outdoors technology platform. MDWFP is the first Outdoors customer to consolidate information, like game harvest reporting and registration information, into a single database, according to the company. Earlier this year, ACTIVE Network successfully migrated roughly 10 million sales ...

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Group releasing hundreds of fingerlings onto reefs

GULF OF MEXICO — The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and Aqua Green, LLC are partnering to produce popular recreational fish such as spotted seatrout, red snapper and cobia for release into Mississippi waters. The group is releasing hundreds of red snapper fingerlings onto offshore artificial reefs this week. The ...

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State lakes being stocked with non-reproducing fish

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — If you’re fishing one of Mississippi’s 19 state-operated lakes this winter and you catch a crappie with a dark stripe running down its back, don’t worry. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s a relatively new breed of fish known as a “Magnolia crappie” that state conservation officials have been experimenting with for quite a while. The stocked ...

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State-owned lake to reopen after six-year closire

BOLIVAR COUNTY — State wildlife officials say Lake Charles Capps in Bolivar County will reopen in September. The Bolivar Commercial reports the lake was closed in 2006 by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks for renovation. Dennis Riecke, a fisheries biologist with the MDWFP, said that one of the main reasons that the lake was drained and closed ...

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MDMR extends Katrina Key fishing reef near Deer Island

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Artificial Reef Bureau has completed another extension of the fishing reef, Katrina Key. The key has been extended westward by about 500 to 600 yards and divided into two segments. The segments will provide two gaps for current flow, which will allow additional foraging opportunities for fish. Katrina Key ...

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MDEQ lifts nearly week-old Coast beach closure

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted beach closure issued July 19 for Station 12A. The station is located on Biloxi West Central Beach near Rodenburg Avenue. The closure was from Travia Street east to Iberville Drive. Water samples show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels, MDEQ reports. The Gulf ...

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MDEQ closes beach; lightning could have caused contamination

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued a precautionary beach closure for one sampling station in Harrison County. The area of the closure is at Station 12A, Biloxi West Central Beach near Rodenburg Avenue.  The extent is from Travia Street east to Iberville Drive. The city of Biloxi reported to MDEQ ...

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Officials: Stay off sandbars in falling river

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Mississippi and Louisiana officials are telling people to say off sandbars that have appeared with the low-water levels along the Mississippi River. U.S. Coast Guard master chief Randy Merrick tells the Natchez Democrat differentiating between the bottom of the river and a recently exposed sandbar is difficult. “These sandbars just drop off at some point,” Merrick said. ...

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