Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Kemper County Lake - 12/6/2018 2:25:09 PM

Late Fall/Winter fishing report:



Target the deeper points, primary drop-offs, and other off shore structure with suspending jerkbaits, crankbaits, Alabama-rigs, blade baits, and small swimbaits along primary drop-offs in search of active fish. Throwing Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shakeyheads, and dropshots around those same areas are good options for fish that aren’t as active. The levee is a good place to start your search for active fish during the cold months.




Target deeper shoreline cover and primary drop-offs with any cover on them. Tight lining worms is the best technique during the cold months.




For crappie, targeting deeper off shore structure and brush tops is generally the best tactic during the cold months. Both minnows and jigs will work, but jigs tend to work better on cloudy/overcast days. Tipping the jig hooks with crappie nibbles is a common practice for a lot of local crappie anglers. GPS coordinates for numerous deep water structures are listed below.




Target catfish along primary drop-offs where cover is present. Tight lining liver, worms, or cut bait is the most popular method for catching catfish. The levee is a good place to look for some active catfish.


Weekly fishing reports will pick back up in February.


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


A lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.

Depth Map


  • GPS coordinates that were added in 2015
N 32.81377 W 88.74672 N 32.81393 W 88.72032
N 32.81374 W 88.74607 N 32.81433 W 88.72080
N 32.81382 W 88.74511  N 32.81458 W 88.72121
N 32.81340 W 88.74518 N 32.81809 W 88.75306
N 32.81306 W 88.74438 N 32.81719 W 88.75327
N 32.80463 W 88.73037 N 32.81762 W 88.75348
N 32.80421 W 88.73158 N 32.81736 W 88.75331
N 32.81490 W 88.72196 N 32.81749 W 88.75287
N 32.81256 W 88.71955 N 32.82136 W 88.74974
N 32.81239 W 88.71958 N 32.82163 W 88.74982
N 32.81298 W 88.71955 N 32.82193 W 88.74999
N 32.81286 W 88.71932 N 32.82217 W 88.75008
N 32.81327 W 88.71979 N 32.82176 W 88.75011




Share this share this share this

Sign up, Keep Up

Sign up to receive monthly newsletters featuring all the latest news and happenings from MDWFP.