Monday, March 27, 2017 9:23 AM
Crappie fishing has been hit or miss lately. Water levels
are below average for this time or year, but the water is nice and
clear which is good. Crappies are starting to move up
shallow, and people are catching them anywhere from 1 foot to 7
feet deep. Using minnows around the cypress trees and around
the island is a good bet, or trolling with jigs near the fishing
piers. A couple big fish pushing 2 pounds were caught this
For bass, try flipping soft plastics or spinnerbaits
around structure in shallow water. Bass should be moving up and
preparing to spawn soon. Some big boys, including a 6 pounder, were
caught this past weekend. 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