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Fishing Report

Lake Claude Bennett - 8/21/2019 1:41:32 PM

Bass

Bass fishing has been good. Try using crankbaits and jerkbaits up and down the dam area. Also try fishing with soft plastic lures around brush piles or downed woody structure.  

 

Bream 

Bream fishing has been fair. Try fishing out from the bridge at the upper part of the lake or below campground. Use crickets and small worms to catch these fish.

 

Crappie

Crappie have been biting fair. Most crappie are in deep water. Try fishing with jigs or minnows on the edge of the creek channel. 

 

Catfish

Fishing for catfish has been poor, but a few have been caught fishing deep from the campground. Use worms or chicken liver to catch these fish. Claude Bennett has a good population of big catfish. 

 

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

Lake Claude Bennett Depth Map

 

Four different groups of artificial structures along with natural habitat were added on 1/24/17. There were 20 artificial grass structures and three 5x5x5 artificial box structures placed at each site. The coordinates for these are listed below.

Artificial Structures

N 32.10126   W 89.03272

N 32.10471   W 89.03394

N 32.10353   W 89.03681

N 32.10111   W 89.03254

Hardwood Structures

N 32.10117   W 89.03296

N 32.10422   W 89.03283

N 32.10451   W 89.03358

N 92.10343   W 89.03650

 GPS coordinates that were added on 12/17/14 are listed below.

N 32.10377

N 32.10370

N 32.16356

N 32.10347

N 32.10340

N 32.10316

N 32.10341

N 32.10337

N 32.10328

N 32.10318

N 32.10317

N 32.10320

N 32.10295

N 32.10273

N 32.10256

N 32.10246

N 32.10242

N 32.10241

N 32.10236

N 32.10205

W 89.03727

W 89.03736

W 89.03725

W 89.03755

W 89.03781

W 89.03800

W 89.03819

W 89.03838

W 89.03857

W 89.03857

W 89.03841

W 89.03826

W 89.03812

W 89.03779

W 89.03801

W 89.03859

W 89.03844

W 89.03905

W 89.03867

W 89.03836

N 32.10214

N 32.10186

N 32.10147

N 32.10128

N 32.10149

N 32.10098

N 32.10109

N 32.10090

N 32.10067

N 32.10104

N 32.10206

N 32.10162

N 32.10035

N 32.10015

N 32.09993

N 32.09996

N 32.10023

N 32.10011

N 32.10027

N 32.10402

W 89.03806

W 89.03797

W 89.03799

W 89.03804

W 89.03829

W 89.03822

W 89.03844

W 89.03857

W 89.03843

W 89.03777

W 89.03771

W 89.03778

W 89.03802

W 89.03808

W 89.03819

W 89.03804

W 89.03798

W 89.03793

W 89.03783

W 89.03310


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