Fishing ReportColumbus Lake - 4/23/2018 2:24:33 PM
Like Aberdeen, the water is still a bit dirty from the rain. The crappie bite is still fair to good. Crappie are still being caught out of the gravel pits. Target shallow water cover with jigs or minnows for success as one may out produce the other on any given day. A few reports are still coming in from the old river runs and Tibbee Creek. Crappie in these areas are holding near any wood or brush. Contrasting colored jigs seem to be the lure of choice there. The bass bite is fair to good as the fish are in all stages of the spawn now. It took 10.48 pounds to win the Thursday evening tournament there this past week. Most bass are coming on spinnerbaits, square billed crankbaits, flukes, and Senko-type baits. Other anglers are slowing down and throwing dark colored Texas-rigged plastics and jigs. Bass anglers are targeting the backwater areas with cleaner water. The catfish anglers are hitting the navigation channel near the old river runs or below the dam. Most are using cut bait or whole shad.
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.