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Crappie Regulation Changes Approved for Flood Control Reservoirs and Eagle Lake

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced new crappie regulations on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Lakes, also known as the Flood Control Reservoirs (FCRs), and Eagle Lake.  The new regulations on the FCRs, which become effective July 22, 2015, consist of making the minimum length crappie that anglers can keep 12 inches, setting the daily creel limit to 15 fish per angler, and limiting the number of poles an angler can use to 4.  In addition, boats with 3 or more anglers will be able to keep 40 crappie per boat.  Daily creel limits in the FCRs’ spillways, including Sardis Lower Lake, will be reduced to15 fish per angler.  The new regulations for the FCRs will make the regulations uniform across all 4 of the lakes.

On Eagle Lake, anglers can keep crappie larger than 11 inches with a daily creel limit of 30 fish per angler.  The rule change on Eagle Lake only will be contingent upon Louisiana adopting the same regulation, and will be effective October 1, 2015.

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