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Barnett bass in cuts, crappie finicky

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 6/22/2016 11:36:00 AM

Summer is officially here and the high temperatures have made crappie and bass fishing on Ross Barnett Reservoir challenging. Even so, plenty of good fish are being caught. The crappie reports have been mixed depending on the day of the week and the angler

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Wildlife officials issue alligator precautions


Date: 6/15/2016 10:58:00 PM

"Lakeland Drive borders the Pearl River Swamp from one end to another and most people who commute in the city of Jackson, are commuting within 100 feet or so of an alligator, just about every day" If you plan to go to places like the Ross Barnett Reservoir

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Deep water best for Barnett crappie, bass

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 6/15/2016 12:45:00 PM

Summer is here and it's time to go deep for bass and crappie on Ross Barnett Reservoir. Bass anglers can expect a decent early morning bite in 5 feet of water or less around vegetation, points and structure in the main lake, upriver and in Pelahatchie Bay

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Petal’s Smith Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division Event on Ross Barnett Reservoir

Fishing World

Date: 6/6/2016 6:51:00 PM

Timmy Smith of Petal, Mississippi, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division tournament on Ross Barnett Reservoir presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Smith took home

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Family looks on as soldiers complete helicopter jump at the ‘Rez’


Date: 6/4/2016 8:47:00 PM

(WJTV) – People at The Ross Barnett Reservoir got to witness a special military exercise on Saturday. A total of 75 military members jumped from helicopters into the ‘Rez’. This was an exercise to improve skills and confidence. We’re told this kind

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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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