Fishing ReportBee Lake - 12/7/2018 2:04:40 PM
Winter Fishing Report
Weekly fishing reports will resume in February.
In winter look for crappie to be suspended off shore in 5 - 8 feet of water and associated with submerged structure. Around the bridge pilings to the left of the boat ramp is sometimes a good spot, and the outside edges of the cypress trees are often good areas to try also. Brightly colored jigs, road runners, or minnows should be good bait choices for muddy water.
For bass, fish slow and close to cover. Bass should be in waters between 3 and 6 feet deep near structure. In cold water try baits like soft plastics and jigs. One good location to try would be around the fishing piers directly across from the boat ramp.
Look for fish in water 3 to 6 feet deep, especially around logs brush tops, or other structure near the shoreline. Most anglers use crickets, but red worms are also a good bait choice. Bream fishing is usually slow this time of year.
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.
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.