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Youth fishing rodeo to be held in Wilkinson Co.

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Scenic Rivers Development Alliance are hosting a “Let’s Wet A Hook” Youth Fishing Rodeo at Wilkinson County Park on April 2.

The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years old and younger. Youth can pre-register online at www.visitscenicrivers.com  by March 25 to win a prize or you may register the day of the event at 8:30 a.m.

Wilkinson County Park is located at 3200 Highway 61 N in Woodville. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait and stringers. However, a limited amount of fishing gear will be available.

The event is a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake that is well stocked with catfish which will be easy to catch. Families are invited to come enjoy quality time together in a safe environment.

For more information about the youth fishing rodeo, call Scenic Rivers at 601-684-7661 or the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at 601-432-2200.