Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Bee Lake - 6/26/2019 9:31:30 AM

The private ramp at Bee Lake is now reopened. However, the landowner is asking that all anglers navigate the lake at dead slow no wake speed near houses and cabins.



For crappie, target shoreline areas with structure such as cypress knees, flooded brush, or submerged vegetation.  Many crappie anglers use jigs or minnows and fish slowly around and in structure in water less than 3 feet deep to catch spawning crappie.  Other anglers troll in slightly deeper water adjacent to the shore to target pre-spawn or post-spawn fish.


For bass, target areas like the fishing piers across from the boat ramp or on the northern arm of the lake with spinnerbaits or soft plastics.  Fish sampling in the fall of 2018 found a slight increase in bass numbers at Bee Lake, with most adult fish between 12 and 15 inches in length.


Bream like haven't started bedding up to spawn yet, and bream fishing will likely be better at Bee in a month or so.  Most anglers use crickets or small red worms for bream and fish in water less than 4 feet deep.


 For catfish, anglers use a variety of fishing gear such as rod and reel, trotline, jugs, and limb lines.  Most anglers use things like nightcrawlers, chicken liver, or prepared catfish bait for channel catfish, while live bait such as goldfish or small sunfish are used for flathead catfish.  Good places to try for catfish at Bee right now include near the pipes when water is flowing in from nearby fields and along the shoreline on the northern arm of the lake.


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.



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