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Moon Lake

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 past weekend.


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 here

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