Fishing ReportLake Mary Crawford - 8/14/2017 8:36:20 AM
LAKE MARY CRAWFORD IS BEING DRAINED FOR RENOVATION; THE BOAT RAMPS ARE CLOSED, BUT KAYAKS AND SMALL BOATS MAY BE LAUNCHED FROM THE BANK. ALL CREEL LIMITS HAVE BEEN LIFTED, BUT ALL OTHER LAWS STILL APPLY: ANGLERS MUST HAVE A VALID FISHING LICENSE, PAY THE STATE LAKE FEE, AND ONLY ROD AND REEL MAY BE USED TO HARVEST FISH.
For more detailed information please contact the Lake Office at (601) 587-7853.
Water temperature: N/A
Bass fishing is still good; the lower water level is concentrating the fish and the bass are schooled up and biting well. Two bass over 4 pounds were caught at a recent fruit jar tournament; see below. Black or junebug colored worms are the best lures right now. Target shallow and medium depths.
Above: 7.2 pounds, the new lake record bass at Mary Crawford.
Bream fishing is good. Red worms and crickets are working very well. Also, the new lake record Bluegill (0.9 lbs.) was caught by William Bennett of Monticello; see below.
Crappie fishing is slow.
New verified lake record crappie, 2.4 pounds.
Catfishing is good. Two big fish were caught recently on ham; see below. Also try cutbait, worms, or commercial catfish bait on the bottom.
The new lake record channel catfish, 14.4 pounds.
A 13.5 and an 11 pound catfish caught recently.
Click here for a lake depth map.
Fish attractor sites were created during 2011 and 2015. Several were marked with GPS and the coordinates are listed below. Be sure your GPS is set to read decimal degrees (shown below) and not degrees-minutes-seconds when you are attempting to locate these attractors.
31.576715N 90.153874W 31.576824N 90.153792W
31.576941N 90.153705W 31.577184N 90.154282W
31.577269N 90.154427W 31.577905N 90.155262W
31.578438N 90.156327W 31.578562N 90.156437W
31.578945N 90.156624W 31.579045N 90.156635W
31.579210N 90.156598W 31.577562N 90.158703W
31.577550N 90.158872W 31.577561N 90.159000W
31.577553N 90.159157W 31.577576N 90.159274W
31.577491N 90.159332W 31.577550N 90.159447W
31.576373N 90.158726W 31.574607N 90.156716W