September 14, 2007
Jackson, Mississippi – Philadelphia resident Eric Lyons did more than
just have a good day on the water at Neshoba Lake, he caught the new lake record
for largemouth bass.
Lyons broke the old mark by hauling in a 12-pound, 23.5-inch lunker. Neshoba
Lake re-opened in 2008 after being closing for renovation and restocking. Ron
Garavelli, fisheries bureau director for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries, and Parks said the big bass Lyon caught at Neshoba Lake is part of a
trend he has seen at many state lakes.
“We’ve had some really big fish caught on our state lakes recently,” Garavelli
said. “It’s a testament to the hard work of our fisheries staff and the result
of good management. It’s not just one or two lakes; we’re seeing big fish being
caught all over the state.”