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Lake Charlie Capps

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:13 PM

Lake Charlie Capps is back open for fishing!


Bass fishing remains fair to good at Capps.  There are lots of fish around one half to 1.5 pounds in 2-5 feet of water still being caught.  Bigger fish are still mainly coming from along the ridge out from the dam and from submerged structure out near the two earthen piers.  Soft plastics fished along the shoreline, especially on whatever bank is out of the wind, is usually productive.  Spinnerbaits can also work well.  Creel limit is 5 fish per day of any size....keep some of the small ones to help us thin out the numbers.

scott LMB


Crappie fishing continues to slow but a few are still being caught.  Only the hybrid Magnolia crappie are in Capps, and they are all nice and healthy looking and around 1-2 pounds in size.  Some folks are catching them from shore with minnows, jigs, or small spinners.  Fishing in 3-6 feet of water from a boat is productive also. 



A few anglers report catching some nice sized bream this past week, but it's still a little early.  Try fishing near the bottom with crickets or red worms in water at least 4 feet deep. 


Please see below for regulations and license requirements:

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.
For more info call (662) 759 - 6444.

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


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