Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Moon Lake - 8/15/2017 7:44:26 PM


Not much fishing going on this week at Moon due to the rainy weather.  Crappie fishing is fair to slow with most fish holding in deeper water. Lots of small fish are biting but you have to work for the bigger ones. Look for fish to be holding to structure around fishing piers to the north of the Paradise Point ramp or along the eastern shoreline.  Fish are being caught with jigs and minnows in anywhere between 6 and 12 feet of water. 



For bass, the early morning and afternoon bite is usually better than during the hottest parts of the day.  Try fishing soft plastics or top water lures along the cypress knees or other structure in 2 - 5 feet of water of water.  Fishing around the island is a good place to start.   The wind can be tough at Moon but you can normally find a place to get out of it.  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.  Floating some jugs may be a productive and fun way to catch some catfish as well this time of year.



There's no new reports from bream anglers, but bream fishing is usually slow at Moon this time of year.  Try using crickets around structure in 2 to 5 feet of water. 


Depth Map

For a Depth Map of Moon Lake click on the following link:  Moon Lake Depth Map


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. 



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