More waters reopen to fishing after Mississippi River flooding recedes

Anglers in 11 Delta counties can get back to fishing because Mississippi River flooding has receded, leading the MDWFP to reopen a number of lakes.

Some lakes remain closed.

Waters in 11 Delta counties have reopened to fishing because flooding from the Mississippi River has receded, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks announced today (June 10).

However, there are still waters that are closed in some areas of the Delta, the MDWFP reported.

The following lakes are now open to all fishing and boating: Chotard, Albemarle, Airplane, Tennessee Lakes in Issaquena County, Ferguson Lake in Washington County, Moon Lake in Coahoma County, Tunica Cut-off in Tunica County, Lakeview in Desoto County, Beulah and Whittington Lakes in Bolivar County, Bee Lake in Holmes County and all public waters previously closed in Claiborne, Jefferson, Adams, and Wilkinson Counties and the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers.

Commercial fishing is now open on all open public waters.

At this time, Eagle Lake in Warren County, Wolf/Broad Lake in Yazoo County remain closed to fishing and boating, as the water has yet to recede to safe levels; however, they are expected to reopen soon.  Any waters which were previously closed under Executive Order #1053 and not specifically listed above shall remain closed until further notice.

Water levels are still above the norm for affected areas and boaters and fishermen are urged to exercise caution and good judgment when going into these areas. Boaters should refrain from getting close to any home, camp or boat house that may still be affected by high waters.

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