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Fishing Report

Aberdeen Lake - 8/20/2019 6:48:36 AM

 

BASS

 

The bass bite remains poor.  There hasn't been much activity with the heat.  A few fish can be caught around riprap early in the morning and around the locks.  A few quality bass can be caught around the shad hole, but once the sun gets up high, the bite is really tough.

 

CRAPPIE

 

The bite was poor. Not many anglers have been out on the water lately, and the ones that are have not been catching many fish.  Look for crappie around isolated laydowns near deeper water.  A few fish may be caught around the locks as well.

 

CATFISH

 

Catfishing has been fair to good.  Try using cut/whole shad and kool-aid flavored chicken this time of year. Look for areas just off the navigation channel out of the current to hold fish.

 

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State’s waters.   Sampling results for selected water bodies are summarized in Reel Facts Sheets.

 

Fishing Regulations

Species:
Black bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass)
Crappie (combined black and white)
Paddlefish

Lengths to Release:
Black bass: 14 inches and under
Crappie: 9 inches and under
Paddlefish:  All lengths

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Black bass: 10
Crappie: 30
Paddlefish:  0

Paddlefish harvest and possession is prohibited in the Tenn-Tom Waterway, Tombigbee River and it's tributaries.

Walleye harvest and possession is prohibited in the Tombigbee River and it's tributaries north of Hwy 278 (Monroe, Itawamba and Prentiss Counties).

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
From the Aberdeen Lake dam downstream to the U.S. Highway 45 overpass, including the auxiliary spillway and the associated bank fishing access area in the Tombigbee River cutoff below the dam.

  • Anglers can only use one pole or rod per person.
  • Artificial lures with no more than 3 treble hooks no larger than #2 may be used anytime.
  • The use of baited or bare treble hooks is illegal.
  • No other gear can be used in these waters except that dip or landing nets, cast nets, boat mounted scoops, wire baskets, minnow seines, and minnow traps may be used to capture bait. Anglers keeping minnows, shad, nongame gross fish and non-native fish caught with these gear types must immediately place their catch on ice or in a dry container.
  • From Dec 1 until the last day of February - Anglers can only fish with 2 single hooks no larger than #2.  Hooks must be secured at least one inch apart.
  • From March 1 to Nov 30 - Anglers can only fish with 2 single hooks of any size.  Hooks must be secured at least one inch apart.

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