Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Jeff Davis - 8/20/2019 10:53:04 AM

Lake Jeff Davis is a 100 acre lake located in Jefferson Davis County, 3 mi. S of Prentiss on Hwy 42. It is well stocked with Florida Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Shell Cracker (Red Ear Sunfish), Crappie, and Channel Catfish. Lake Jeff Davis is checked regularly by biologists for restocking needs and fertilized yearly.  For information about Lake Jeff Davis, please call (601) 792-8225.

Statewide Creel Regulations apply on all fish species except Largemouth Bass and catfish.

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

Lake Jeff Davis 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 

Temperature: 88°     Visibility: 36"


Bass bite is good near vegetation edges and near structure in 6' of water.  Try fishing with live minnows (fatheads or shiners) or soft plastics in light colors in deeper waters near structure. They have also been biting well on trick worms in shades of red or green fished near lily pads.


Bream are biting well on crickets and redworms near vegetation.  Bite is slow with the increase in water temperatures but has been best on live baits.


Crappie bite is picking up near structure using fathead minnows.


If you're looking for catfish try fishing on bottom in the channels and under the pier using livers or stinkbait.


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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