SALTILLO (AP) – Mississippi wildlife officials have stocked Lake Lamar Bruce in Lee County with an additional 200,000 Bluegill and 100,000 Redear Sunfish, double the usual amount, to keep the Largemouth Bass population from crowding out other fish.
Tyler Stubbs, a fisheries biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, says another 10,000 Channel Catfish were also recently added.
The fish came from the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo.
Lake Lamar Bruce is still under renovation and closed to the public.
So far, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Florida Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Golden Shiners, Grass Carp, and Magnolia Crappie have been stocked. The lake is expected to open in 2015.
Lake Lamar Bruce is a 300-acre lake located in Lee County, northeast of Saltillo off U.S. Highway 45.