Fishing ReportBee Lake - 4/24/2018 11:27:57 AM
There haven't been any new reports from fishermen this week. Water levels are still fairly high leading to tough fishing conditions.
Crappie have been scattered at Bee and hard to pattern as the water is higher than normal and relatively muddy. The spawn is likely almost over, and many fish should be moving back off shore. Try fishing around structure in 3 to 6 feet of water with jigs or minnows.
Bass should be moving to shallow water areas and preparing to spawn if they are not already on the beds. Fish may be very shallow, between 1 and 3 feet deep. Good bait choices include soft plastic worms or lizards, big spinnerbaits, or Rattle Traps. Running all the way to the north end near the vegetation is often a good location to try.
For catfish try tightlining on the bottom with nightcrawlers, cut bait, or other catfish baits, or try fishing trotlines along the shallow flats. If you can find a culvert with water flowing into the lake, try fishing there too....sometimes catfish tend to stack up near inflowing water.
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 4 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.