Mississippi is fortunate to have abundant fishing opportunities. With 119 public lakes, 123,000 stream miles and 225,000 freshwater acres, finding a place to go fishing is not hard.
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks personnel work hard to improve fishing. A fishery has three parts - fish, habitat and people. Knowledge of all three is required if fishery managers are to be effective. Anglers spend around $240 million a year in Mississippi and generate a total economic impact near $1.5 billion.