Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 7/16/2018 12:51:21 PM

The fishing traffic continues to be very slow. For bass, an early morning and late-evening topwater bite can be had around the shallow grass, flats, and laydowns. In between those periods, Texas/Carolina-rigged worms, jigs, and crankbaits will produce a few bites along the deeper laydowns, brush piles and drop-offs around the creek channels. For bream, anglers are mostly tight lining around the laydowns and cover adjacent to traditional bream beds. For crappie, target cover along the deeper points and along the creek channel. Both jigs and minnows should get you a few bites, but try both as one may out produce the other on any given day. For catfish, target drop-offs and deeper laydowns with cut/whole shad and nightcrawlers. Tight lining typically is the best technique for catfish.


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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