Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:52 PM
Lake Washington Fishing Report
With great weather in the forecast, fishing at Lake
Washington is in full swing. Boats are crowding the ramps and eager
to hit the water. Anglers are out in great numbers to take
advantage of the great weather and hoping to take in some great
As we all know, spring time is the best time of the year to get
out on the lake and do some crappie fishing. There have been
reports of anglers catching nice sized crappie in 2-4 feet of
water. With this news, I think it is safe to say that spawning has
begun. These fish are being caught with jigs,
minnows, and crankbaits. Most of these fish are
being caught along the western shoreline. See lake depth
map below for depths in different area of the lake, and talk with
bait shop owners for up to date info.
For catfish, yo-yos fished in the cypress swamps baited with
stink bait or nightcrawlers are always a great bet. Or try
tightlining with worms or liver in 2 - 4 feet of water near the
shoreline. There are lots of 1 - 3 pound channel catfish in
the lake, and every so often you'll pick up a bigger one.
For bass, look for fish in 4-6 feet of water around logs,
cypress knees, or under the fishing piers. Jigs or soft plastics
may work well, or try throwing a spinnerbait along the edge of the
cypress trees on the eastern shoreline.
There are many reports of anglers fishing for bream at this
time. However, while doing some sampling on the lake this
week, it was noticed that a great number of bream are hanging
around the tall grasses along the bank. For best results, try
fishing in 4-6 ft of water using crickets or red worms near the
cypress trees on the western bank. Or try targeting brush piles
near the fishing piers along the eastern shoreline.
For up-to-date fishing information lodging options, or to pick
up live bait and fishing supplies, contact Pam Hammond at Roy's
Store (662) 827 - 2588 or Mike Jones at Bait N Thangs bait shop
(662) 827 - 2666.
- 5 bass per angler per day
- Must be over 15 inches long
- 2 fish under 15 inches may be kept each day
- 30 crappie per angler per day
- Must be over 11 inches long
- 5 fish under 11 inches may be kept each day
100 bream per angler per day
No limit on catfish
Yo-yos must be attended at all times (meaning you
must remain in sight of your yo-yos at all times).
Yo-yos may be left unattended from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. During
this time all yo-yos left unattended must be tripped with the hook
out of the water.
Yo-yos left untripped during this two hour period and yo-yos
left unattended at any other times can be confiscated by MDWFP law
Lake Washington is located off of Hwy 1 south of Greenville in
Washington County. To get to the public boat ramp, turn off Hwy 1
on Hwy 436 going west towards Glen Allan. When the road ends at the
lake, take a left and the ramp is located in the town of Glen Allan
by the old Cotton Country Inn. Lake Washington Rd. E runs along the
entire eastern shoreline of the lake and has multiple boat ramps,
RV parks and cabins, and bait shops.
All yo-yo's must have a waterproof or metal tag attached and
visible above the water surface. The tags must contain the angler's
full name and address. Yo-yo's must be attended on Lake Washington.
Attended means devices must remain within sight of the angler
during daylight hours.