Magnolia Crappie Stocked in Mississippi State Lakes

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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau recently stocked approximately 18,000 Magnolia crappie in five State Fishing Lakes.

The hybrid Magnolia crappie¬† which were reared at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery are known for having fast growth rates. “Stocking hybrid crappie, which do not reproduce, will maintain a balanced fish population in smaller lakes and provide anglers a quality fishing experience,” according to MDWFP fisheries biologist Jerry Brown.

MDWFP State Fishing Lakes that received Magnolia crappie were Lake Mike Conner, Lake Claude Bennett, Prentiss Walker Lake, Simpson County Lake, and Lake Jeff Davis.

The Magnolia Crappie is a cross between the female white crappie and the male blackstriped black crappie. The hybrid is the result of a collaborative effort from MDWFP and the University of Mississippi to create a sterile crappie that would not overpopulate a small impoundment.

source: Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks