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Moon Lake

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.

moon crappie


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 here

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