Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 2/19/2019 2:57:22 PM

Cold and muddy conditions will slow much of the bite down. Due to all the expected rainfall this week, rising water levels, and heavy current, anglers need to take precautions when venturing out.



The cold and muddy water conditions have the bass bite very tough right now. This time of year the bass are starting to feed up before the spawn. Typically, the lower end of the lake around Rivermont and Coalfire is where the bite starts to pick up first. The clearer water in those back water areas should help the bite a little. Techniques like rattletraps, swimbaits, and spinnerbaits are good for those pre-spawn females. Dark colored Texas-rigged plastics and jigs are other good lures to have tied on.



Crappie anglers are targeting a lot of the same water that bass anglers are targeting. The crappie anglers around Pratt’s should start showing up around the first of March. Both jigs and minnows should produce a few bites, but contrasting colored jigs typically work better in dirty water situations.



Not much to report on the catfish bite. A few diehard anglers are fishing the old river runs out of the current in search of flatheads. Most are using live shad as bait on a tight line.


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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