Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Moon Lake - 6/22/2017 8:08:15 AM

Crappie

Crappie fishing has slowed some at Moon. People are still catching a lot of fish, but most of them are smaller 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 4 and 10 feet of water.  Bring plenty of minnows if you are using them, because the gar will take half of them.

Bass

Bass fishing has been productive at Moon lately.  Try fishing soft plastics or spinnerbaits 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.

 

Catfish

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.

 

Bream

For bream, try using crickets around structure in 2 to 5 feet of water.  Bream fishing is usually not great at Moon, but if you find a bed you can fill up a cooler quickly! 

 

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.