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Taking Kids Fishing In Mississippi

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Ideas and locations to take kids fishing in MS.

By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

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Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life. We encourage you to invest the time in Mississippi kids. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort. The purpose of this page is to share the basics about taking kids fishing and tips to make it fun by keeping it simple.

Mississippi offers plenty of opportunities for taking kids fishing to learn the joys of angling. The state's urban areas provide convenient and accessible fishing locations that are perfect for young anglers. These urban fishing spots are often stocked with a variety of fish species, ensuring a fun and rewarding experience for kids.

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One popular fish species for kids to target in Mississippi is the bluegill. Bluegill are abundant in many urban fishing locations and are known for their willingness to bite and their colorful appearance. They are small but feisty, making them an ideal species for young anglers to practice their fishing skills. Bluegill provide great action and are easily caught using simple and basic fishing techniques.

Another popular species for kids to target is the catfish. Mississippi is known for its excellent catfish populations, and many urban fishing spots are stocked with catfish to provide exciting fishing opportunities for young anglers. Channel catfish are often the primary species targeted, as they are plentiful and known for their strong fight. Catching a catfish can be a thrilling experience for kids and a great opportunity to learn about different fish species.

Urban fishing locations in Mississippi may also offer opportunities to catch other species such as bass, crappie, and sunfish. These species provide additional variety and excitement for young anglers. Bass are known for their aggressive strikes and acrobatic fights, while crappie are prized for their tasty fillets. Sunfish, including species like redear sunfish and green sunfish, are smaller but abundant, providing continuous action and fun for kids.

Some popular urban fishing locations in Mississippi include Ross Barnett Reservoir in Jackson, Lakeshore Park in Brandon, and Bonita Lakes in Meridian. These spots are easily accessible and often have amenities like fishing piers, walking trails, and picnic areas, making them perfect for a family fishing outing.

Mississippi's urban fishing locations offer a great opportunity for kids to connect with nature, learn about fish species, and develop a lifelong love for fishing. With a variety of fish species and easily accessible fishing spots, young anglers can have a memorable and enjoyable fishing experience right in their own backyard.

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Places in Mississippi to take kids fishing

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Magnolia State.

- Okatibbee Lake

- Holmes County State Park

Holly Springs
- Wall Doxey State Park

- LeFleur Bluff State Park

- Percy Quin State Park

- Okatibbee Water Park

- Archusa Creek Park

Father and son fishing

Mississippi offers many opportunities for kids to fish and experience the thrill of the “tap-tap-tap”. Watch the eyes of a youth light up no matter how big or small their catch may be. You have the opportunity to experience it with them and share their joy.

Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in MS

1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.

2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.

3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.

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Mississippi Kids Photos With Fish

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Kids, fishing and smiles naturally go together. Take a kid fishing and you just might change the course of their life. Then take pictures and send us one of them holding their prized catch. We will happily post it here.

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