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Lake Lowndes - 5/22/2018 3:06:04 PM

Surface water temps are running in the mid 80’s with around 3ft of visibility. The bass reports have been fair. The fish are in a post spawn/summer time pattern as most the quality fish are moving toward deeper water. A few are remaining shallow to take advantage of the bream that are bedding. The best baits for both bank and boat anglers are Texas-rigged plastic worms, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and various topwater lures like buzzbaits and poppers. The bream bite is fair to good. Bream anglers are using corks and tight lining crickets to catch their fish. Look for fish to either be on the beds or on the first drop-offs just out from the beds. The crappie fishing has slowed down some as the fish to continue to move toward their deeper, summer time holes. The best areas have been around any offshore brushtops close to the creek channel. Both jigs and minnows are producing a few bites. The catfish bite is good with most fish coming off the primary drop-offs out from the bank. Anglers are tight lining cut/whole shad to catch their fish.

 

May 15, 2018

Fishing Rule Changes Announced

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced fishing regulation changes on several MDWFP managed lakes. At Tippah County Lake, and the lakes at Tombigbee State Park and Lake Lowndes State Park, the daily creel limit for black bass has been reduced from 30 per angler to 10 per angler. At Lake Lamar Bruce, the black bass slot limit will change from 16 - 22 inches to 18 - 24 inches, and the slot limit will move from 14 - 22 inches to 16 - 24 inches at Lake Monroe. The daily creel limit of 10 bass per angler including one bass over the slot limit will be the same.

Several rule changes were adopted at White’s Creek Lake near Eupora. The slot limit on black bass will be replaced with a 15-inch minimum length limit, and the daily creel limit will be five bass per angler. A 10-inch minimum length limit will apply to crappie, and the daily creel limit will be reduced to 15 crappie per angler. In addition, the daily creel limit on bream will be 25 per angler.

Rule changes were also made at Lake Washington and Moon Lake. The changes for Lake Washington prohibit anglers from possessing crappie under the 11-inch minimum length limit and black bass under the 15-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit will remain 30 crappie per angler and 5 black bass per angler. The regulation change also prohibits anglers from possessing crappie under 11 inches and bass under 15 inches if they are in Paul Love Park or on the weir in the outlet channel. At Moon Lake, the change prohibits anglers from possessing crappie under the 10-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit will remain 30 crappie per angler.

All rule changes become effective on May 28, 2018.

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com or call (601) 432-2200. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.

 

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: :

http://tempuri.org/tempuri.html

 

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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