Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aberdeen Lake - 11/13/2018 12:29:28 PM


Anglers are targeting the bigger sloughs and backwater areas to avoid the main channel due to high current and muddy conditions. The canals just north of the marina would be a good place to target. Shallow cover (grass or wood) should be holding fish as they tend to get tighter to cover in dirty water conditions. The best lures have been shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, paddle tail swimbaits, jigs, and Texas-rigged plastics. During muddy water conditions, using a lure with some wobble or thump is a good idea.



Target the same areas as bass anglers to avoid current and muddy water conditions. Best depths have been 4 – 6 ft. deep, but they may move a little shallower due to the dirty water. Both jigs and minnows are catching fish but dark jigs are working better in dirty water conditions.



Target the mouths of the old river runs at the edge of any current. Tight lining cut shad is the best technique.


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

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

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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