Anglers encouraged to report tagged crappie at Sardis

By MDWFP

JACKSON – Biologists working with the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks have implanted radio transmitters in white crappie at Sardis Lake in order to follow their movements.

Fish have an orange ID tag near the dorsal (back) fin as well as an internal transmitter with an antenna wire trailing from the abdomen. Anglers are asked to report captures of tagged fish by calling the telephone number on the orange tag after recording the ID number on the tag and the location of capture. Some fish may have a dorsal tag, but no internal transmitter or antenna wire. Anglers may keep or release healthy tagged fish. Radio tags recovered from harvested fish may be reused in new fish. Please contact Dr. Glenn Parsons for more information at 662-915-7479 or bygrp@olemiss.edu.

For more information on crappie fishing in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com.