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Fishing Report

Lake 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.

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Visibility: N/A

Bass

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.

 

Mary C record bass

Above:  7.2 pounds, the new lake record bass at Mary Crawford.

 

Bream

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

Crappie fishing is slow. 


Mary C record crappie 2.4

New verified lake record crappie, 2.4 pounds.

 

Catfish

Catfishing is good.  Two big fish were caught recently on ham; see below.  Also try cutbait, worms, or commercial catfish bait on the bottom.

 

Mary C record catfish 14.4

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.

 

2011
31.57860N  90.15717W
31.57653N  90.15344W
31.57642N  90.15923W
31.57557N  90.15806W
31.57536N  90.15389W
31.57425N  90.15452W

2015

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

 

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