Fishing ReportBee Lake - 3/16/2018 9:37:15 AM
Look for fish to be moving shallower into 2 - 4 feet of water and preparing to spawn. Usually the smaller males move up first, then the larger females after. Cold fronts tend to push them back out into deeper water, while several warm days in a row will have them moving shallower. Minnows or Jigs are both good bait choices.
Bass should be full of eggs and preparing to go on the bed soon. Try fishing spinnerbaits, flipping jig and pig combos near structure, or using swim baits or crankbaits near the cypress trees. Running all the way to the north end near the vegetation is often a good location to try. Look for fish to be between 3 and 6 feet deep.
For catfish try tightlining on the bottom with nightcrawlers, cut bait, or other catfish baits, or try fishing trotlines along the shallow flats.
Bream fishing is still usually slow this time of year and will pick up in a month or two. Try using crickets around structure in 5 to 8 feet of water if you must, or just wait until later in the spring and summer.
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.
There is a $5 launch fee to use the only private ramp at Bee Lake.