Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 4/16/2019 9:57:00 AM

Water temperature:  60 

Visibility: 42"




Currently we have no reports on bass fishing. Most anglers are targeting the shallower creek channels and ditches leading to the spawning areas. Spinnerbaits, rattletraps, and paddle-tail swimbaits seem to be the most popular lures.




No current reports on bream. Try tight lining meal worms and red worms along drop-offs in 6 – 10 ft. of water. Any woody cover in those areas should be holding a few fish. Look for the bream to start moving shallow when the water temps get into the mid 60’s.




No current reports on crappie. Anglers are targeting shallower brush tops with both minnows and jigs. Both bank and boat anglers are finding some success. As we move further into spring, look for more fish to move shallow. Most fish being caught are in the 9 – 12 inch range. A few quality fish around the 15 inch mark are being caught right now.




Not many anglers are targeting catfish right now. Try targeting the creek channel and around the deeper points with night crawlers, cut shad, and liver. Tight lining is a popular technique for catfish. The point at the boat ramp and the fishing pier are popular areas for anglers.


Fishing Regulations


Lengths to release:
Catfish: no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Catfish: 10

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes. Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night. Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.


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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