Many Rez areas closed to juggin’

A combination of regulations set by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, which manages Barnett Reservoir, creates many zones on Barnett Reservoir that are closed to fishing with jugs.

The state regulations regarding closed areas include:

The portion of Ross Barnett Reservoir north of the main dam and south of a line between the point where Twin Harbors channel enters the main lake under the Natchez Trace in Madison County and Fannin Landing boat ramp in Rankin County; also, within 100 yards from the shoreline of any residence on Pelahatchie Bay and within any marked navigational channel; also, within 100 yards of any sand bar or in any marked navigational channel between Mississippi Highway 43 and Ratliff Ferry.

PRVWSD regulations take it even further, adding it is unlawful to use jugs:

On that portion of Pelahatchie Bay lying south and west of the main Pelahatchie Bay navigation channel and east of the Causeway crossing Pelahatchie Bay to Spillway Road.

State regulations limit juggers to no more than 25 jugs may be fished by an individual with no more than two single hooks on each of these devices.

Bobby Cleveland
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Bobby Cleveland has covered sports in Mississippi for over 40 years. A native of Hattiesburg and graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Cleveland lives on Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson with his wife Pam.

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