Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Charlie Capps - 8/15/2017 7:43:27 PM


Bream fishing has been slow this week with the rainy weather.  There are no new reports for this week.  Best luck should be fishing with crickets or red worms in water 2 to 4 feet deep from the shoreline or from boats in 5 to 8 feet of water along the underwater ridge out from the dam.  Boat anglers are having the most success, and the best luck from shore has been on the back side of the lake.  Be careful getting down's pretty muddy!



Not much bass fishing going on this past week, but the best bite should be early morning or late afternoon. Try top water lures right at daylight and you are sure to catch some fish, though they may not be huge ones.  Soft plastics fished along the shoreline, especially on whatever bank is out of the wind, is a good way to catch a few too.  Most fish are in the 1-2 pound range.  Creel limit is 5 fish per day of any size....keep some of the small ones to help us thin out the numbers.



Crappie fishing is slow.  Only the hybrid Magnolia crappie are in Capps, and they are all nice and healthy looking and around 1-2 pounds in size.  Try them from a boat in water greater than 5 feet in depth with jigs or minnows.


A depth map of Lake Charlie Capps can be found at the following link: Capps Depth Map


Creel Limits:    

  • Bass - 5 per day
  • Bream - 100 per day
  • Crappie - 20 per day 
Only bank fishing and non-motorized boats may be used.

All anglers except those exempt from purchasing a fishing license must carry on their person an annual Wildlife Management Area user permit to fish at Lake Charlie Capps.  These are available wherever hunting and fishing license are sold.




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