Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aberdeen Lake - 12/22/2017 7:20:09 AM

Late Fall/Winter fishing report: The crappie bite will be fair until water temps drop below 50 degrees. Best areas to target will be the old river runs where some cleaner water is present, with the best depths being 5 to 10 ft. Once the water temps drop into the 40’s, the bass and crappie bite will be tough, especially during dirty water events. Not that bass and crappie can’t be caught, there just aren’t many people trying to catch them on Aberdeen this time of year. With that said, however, several days of warm weather will cause the bass and crappie to get active, particularly in the shallow sloughs that are off the channel and somewhat protected. Texas-rigged plastics, jig-n-pig combos, chatterbaits, and spinnerbaits are all good bait choices with any warming trend. Weekly fishing reports will pick back up in February.


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.

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