Katfishin Kids

June 1, 2019 – 6:30 A.M. – 10:00 a.m. 

Turcotte Education Center off Highway 43 at the Ross Barnett Reservoir

2007 Katfishin' Kids

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Sport Fish Restoration, Coca-Cola Bottling, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Frito Lay,  Academy Sports and Outdoors, Brown Bottling GroupBankPlus, Keep the Rez BeautifulKeesler Federal Credit Union and all local Wal-Mart stores are working together to bring this free event to children aged 15 and under to teach them all about fishing.

Bring the kids and join us for a fun-filled day where children can learn the basics of fishing. We’ll teach them how to tie a knot, select the correct lure, bait hooks and cast. In addition, they will learn what a fish is and become familiar with its habitat. We’ll stock the pond with catfish and let them try their hand at fishing. Lunch will be provided free of charge.

This event is free to all and no equipment is needed.

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us on June 1st for a fun-filled day at Katfishin’ Kids!


From Lakeland Drive – From I-55 take Lakeland Drive to Highway 471 Exit (Goshen Springs Exit). Turn left onto 471 and travel until you get to Highway 43. Turn left (west) and go until you see the signs.

From the Natchez Trace – Get on the Natchez Trace at the I-55 North intersection going east(right). Stay on the Trace for about 11 or 12 miles. At that point you will see an exit sign for Highway 43. Take that exit. Turn right onto Highway 43. The event is on the left. Signs will be posted.

If you or your company would like to participate as a sponsor of this event please call Melanie Starnes at 601-605-1790.

Register to participate today!

Click here to download the Katfishin’ Kids Flyer

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2011 Katfishin' Kids by Deborah Logan2011 Katfishin' Kids by Deborah Logan2011 Katfishin' Kids by Deborah Logan

Photos courtesy of Lindsey Lemmons