Fishing ReportEagle Lake - 4/16/2018 7:11:45 AM
Yore Country Store and The Landing have plenty of bait and supplies.
Hwy. 465 to Eagle Lake has reopened.
***New crappie regulations went into effect October 1, 2015. The creel limit was reduced from 50 to 30 fish per angler, and all fish 11" and under must be released immediately.***
Bass fishing has been good, recently. A small bass tournament fished last week produced a 5 fish winning weight of 22.47 pounds. The winning angler was fishing whacky worms in Float Row. Bass must be over 16" to keep at Eagle Lake. All bass 16" and under must be immediately released.
Still haven't seen any one targeting bream, although a few have been caught by crappie anglers. Try fishing around the rock jetties by the boat ramp with crickets or worms.
The anglers above had 22 fish weighing 36.75 pounds, an average of 1.7 pounds each.
The crappie bite is fair. Fluctuating temperatures have made crappie difficult to pattern.
Fishing for catfish is always a good option on Eagle, and they are biting very well right now. Try cutbait or chicken livers fished on the bottom.
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.