Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 10/16/2018 12:55:37 PM



Look for the major tributaries feeding the lake to be holding numbers of fish right now as the shad are moving up into the backwater areas. Shallow vegetation and woody cover are good ambush points for fish to chase shad. Try flukes, walking baits and buzzbaits early and late in the day. Spinnerbaits, Texas-rigged plastics, and shallow crankbaits should get you some bites during the day. Creeks like James, Kincaid, and the Luxapallila are popular. The lower end of the lake is also getting some attention around the Big Coalfire area. Like the middle portion of the lake, you’ll want to target shallow vegetation and woody cover. Anglers are using buzzbaits, flukes, swim jigs, Texas-rigs, and spinnerbaits for the most part. Look for the shad pattern to continue through the remainder of the calendar year.




Crappie anglers are targeting a lot of the same water that bass anglers are targeting. Deeper banks with both woody and grassy cover are holding fish. Both jigs and minnows should get you some bites. Look for the bite to start picking up as we move further into fall.




The catfish bite is fair to good for both rod-n-reel and jug anglers. Some anglers are hitting the channel at the mouths of the creeks and old river runs while others are fishing in the river runs. This time of year, the best bait is usually cut/whole shad, but don’t be afraid to experiment with bait options.


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

Crappie (combined black and white)

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

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

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

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.



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