Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Jeff Davis - 11/13/2018 9:34:47 AM

Lake Jeff Davis is a 100 acre lake located in Jefferson Davis County, 3 mi. S of Prentiss on Hwy 42. For information about Lake Jeff Davis, please call (601) 792-8225.

Statewide Creel Regulations apply on all fish species except Bass.

Any Bass between 18-24 inches must be released, one over 24 inches may be kept.  Limit of 15/day.

Bream - 100/ day     Catfish - 10/day     Crappie - 30/day

Click here for a lake depth map.

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.  

Fishing Report

Water Temperature: 65° F     Visibility: 36" 


Bass can be caught on spinner baits around vegetation. Also try fishing crankbaits for schooling fish and topwater lures early in the morning.


Bream anglers are still having some luck, with fish being caught all around the lake.  Jeff Davis has some healthy Bluegill and Redear Sunfish. Earthworms and crickets fished on the bottom should produce some fish.

Above:  The new lake record Bluegill, 1.2 pounds.  Caught by Terry Mathis of Mt. Olive.


No current reports on crappie.  Try fishing jigs tipped with small minnows in 10 to 15 feet of water.


Catfish are biting and being caught all around the lake. Liver, nightcrawlers, or commercial stinkbaits work well fished on the bottom.



In 2018, fish attractors were added to Lake Jeff Davis.  Below is a list of coordinates:

31.56466, -89.83796

31.56558, -89.83828

31.56676, -89.83742

31.56745, -89.83750

31.56744, -89.83833

31.56738, -89.83796

31.56383, -89.84036



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