Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 4/23/2018 2:21:23 PM

Due to all the rainfall in the area, dirty water conditions continue to plague the Tenn-Tom waterway. The bass are in all stages of the spawn but it’s starting to wind down. The lower end of the lake around Rivermont and Coalfire continues to have the best fishing. Anglers are throwing Texas-rigged plastics (lizards and craws) for the spawning fish. Spinnerbaits, weightless senkos and flukes are popular for fish not on the beds but in the area. In the dirty water areas of the lake, anglers are using dark colored Texas-rigged plastics. Some anglers are having success throwing topwater lures like frogs and buzzbaits around cover early in the day. The crappie anglers are hitting some of the same areas as the bass fishermen with some success. The Camp Pratt area has been giving up some decent fish as well as some of the smaller backwaters like Kincaide Creek and Swedenburgs. Some crappie are being caught in shallow water around both grass and stumps. Jigs have been working better than minnows but both will get you some bites. Catfish anglers are using cutbait (shad or skipjack) on both jugs and rod-n-reel combos along the channel. Tight lining is the preferred technique by rod-n-reel anglers.


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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