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Weather doesn't hinder Catch-A-Dream Bass Classic

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 5/2/2016 5:20:00 PM

Despite unfavorable conditions, the Catch-A-Dream Bass Classic on Ross Barnett Reservoir drew over 400 anglers and produced some big sacks. "We blasted off 210 boats Sunday morning," Catch-A-Dream Foundation CEO Marty Brunson said. "Stormy weather was

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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Conditions come together for Barnett crappie

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 4/29/2016 9:40:00 AM

Cold fronts and heavy rains complicated crappie fishing at Ross Barnett Reservoir this spring as fish moved shallow to spawn, only to be pushed back out by weather. But last weekend, it all started coming together. "It's just been such a crazy spring

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Birding in Mississippi

Audubon Magazine

Date: 4/28/2016 11:20:00 AM

Large reservoirs, including Sardis Lake and Ross Barnett Reservoir, are at their best from fall through late winter, when they’re home to waterfowl such as loons, grebes, and rarities like the occasional scoter. The sandy beaches and barrier islands of

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Caledonia duo wins high school bass championship

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 4/28/2016 9:15:00 AM

Those permits were distributed with 20 each going to the West Central and Southwest zones and 10 to the Pearl River/Ross Barnett Reservoir Zone. The total number of possession permits remains at 920. Also, Lowndes, Noxubee, and Oktibbeha counties have

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• Surface Area: 33,000 Acres
The Ross Barnett Reservoir is an impoundment of the Pearl River located in Mississippi. The lake serves as the state's largest drinking water resource, and is managed by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. The western shore of the lake is bounded by the historic Natchez Trace Parkway. The lake was named for Ross R. Barnett, the 52nd Governor of Mississippi. Construction of the lake, under the direction of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, began in 1960 and was completed in 1963. The main purpose of the project was to create a permanent water source for city of Jackson. The reservoir is currently managed by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Each year over two million people visit the Ross Barnett Reservoir and enjoy outdoor recreation. Popular activities include boating, fishing, water-skiing, and camping. There are 16 parks, five campgrounds, 22 boat launches, and six trails located along the lake.
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