Florida Largemouth Bass Stockings at Columbus, and Aberdeen Lakes
Florida Largemouth Bass Stockings at Columbus, and Aberdeen LakesOn Wednesday, March 28th, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) stocked approximately 200,000 Florida-strain largemouth bass fingerlings into Columbus and Aberdeen Lakes on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The fish were reared at MDWFP’s Turcotte FishHatchery near Canton. “Florida-strain largemouth bass typically grow faster and potentially grow larger than native bass,” stated MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Tyler Stubbs. According to Stubbs, the goal of the Florida-strain bass stockings is to help increase the number oftrophy-sized (> 5 pounds) bass in these two lakes. A 14-inch minimum length limit is in effect on these two lakes to help increase the number of fish that reach larger sizes. For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com <http://www.mdwfp.com> or call us at (601) 432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp <http://www.facebook.com/mdwfp> or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.