Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 4/23/2018 2:37:18 PM

Water temperature is in the mid 60’s. Water clarity is around 4.5 ft. The bass spawn is starting to wind down but a few are still on the beds. Look for the spawners in the upper end of the lake behind the cabins and in the big cove across from the boat ramp. There might be a few beds on the campground flat, but they may be too deep to target visually. Anglers are using Texas-rigged lizards and other soft plastics for the fish on the beds. For those fish not on the beds, weightless soft plastics like trick worms or senkos are good choices. Spinnerbaits are a good choice on windy days. The crappie are still fairly shallow around any woody cover. Jigs seem to be the lure of choice this past week, but minnows will get you some bites as well. If you are not getting bit and you feel you are around fish, try changing colors. The bream anglers are targeting the shallows around any cover. Look for a few redear to start bedding by this weekend due to the impending full moon. Crickets and redworms, either tight lined or under a cork, should get you some bites.


For more information, give the folks at the park a call at (662) 328-2110

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


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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