Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Charlie Capps - 3/14/2018 4:59:14 PM

Charlie Capps is back open for fishing!

Fishing remains pretty slow right now as the lake continues to recover from the fish kill last fall.  Fish sampling after the fish kill indicated that there are still good numbers of bream and small bass in the lake, but most all the big fish died. Last fall MDWFP restocked the lake with more juvenile bream, crappie, and some adult bass. 

So far only a few anglers have been fishing from the bank for bream with limited success.  Due to recent rains, the water temperatures are still pretty cool and most fish are off shore in deeper water.  Bream fishing should pick up soon as the water temperatures continue to rise.

There's been no bass fishing this past week, so there are no new reports.  Bass fishing is likely slow now, with very few fish of any size out there.

Fishing this spring will likely be below average due to the fish kill last year.  There are still plenty of fish in the lake, especially bream, but most are small.  These fish should grow quickly, however, and the lake should continue to recover.

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.
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.




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