Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1:16 PM
Crappie fishing remains above average for this time of year at
Moon. Water levels are relatively low and the water is nice
and clear which is good. Some anglers are catching fish
really shallow, while others are catching some off in moderate
depts of water. At least some fish still have eggs in them,
so the spawn is definitely not over yet. Using minnows around
the cypress trees and around the island is a good bet, or trolling
with jigs near the fishing piers. Several fish over two
pounds were caught recently, including one 2 lb. 14 oz.
Bass fishing has been good at Moon lately. Most fish are
coming from soft plasics fished along the cypress knees or other
structure in less than 4 foot of water. Lots of fish are in
the 2-3 pound range. Remember, the creel limit for bass is 5 fish
per day of any size.
There are lots of catfish in Moon Lake! Try tightlining on
the bottom with nightcrawlers or other catfish baits, or try
fishing trotlines along the shallow flats in the northern arm of
the lake. Anglers crappie fishing with minnows in the trees are
also picking up some nice channel cats.
Bream fishing is slow this time of year. Crickets fished
around structure is probably your best bet, but bream fishing
should be better in a month or two.
Moon Lake is a 2,300 acre oxbow lake located outside the
mainline Mississippi River levee in Coahoma County about 15 miles
north of Clarksdale, MS.
For a Depth Map of Moon Lake click