Free fishing at Jeff Davis Lake July 4

Published 4:14 pm Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is excited to announce Thursday, July 4 is a “Free Fishing Day,” offering residents the opportunity to enjoy fishing without a license on any public water throughout the state.

MDWFP encourages residents to take advantage of this opportunity and visit one of our 18 state lakes or 18 state park lakes while creating lasting memories and fostering a love for fishing and conservation.

Free Fishing Days are a great opportunity to try out fishing for the first time, or for seasoned anglers to introduce someone new to the sport.

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Please note that while a license isn’t required to sport fish, permits to fish at a state-owned lake will still be required. This includes  Jeff Davis Lake.

For more information regarding hunting or fishing in Mississippi, visit the website at or call us at 601-432-2400.

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