Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) in response to Governor Tate Reeves’ Executive Order 1473 re-opened State Lakes and State Park Lakes to fishing and boating on April 20, 2020. Bank fishing is to be allowed with social distancing requirements (maintaining a minimum of 6 feet distance between individuals). Fishing piers will remain closed. A state fishing license is required to fish any public body of water in Mississippi. You can purchase a state fishing license and renew your boat registration online at www.ms.gov/mdwfp/licensing/login.
    Social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) regarding COVID-19 must be adhered. Information regarding COVID-19 can be found on the MDH website: msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420.html
    For more details regarding Executive Order 1473, CLICK HERE.