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Fishing Report

Natchez State Park - 8/14/2017 2:17:54 PM

For more information, call the lake office at (601) 442-2658

Temperature: 84

Visibility: 24"

Bass

Bass fishing has slowed some, but a 9.5 pound bass was caught recently, along with several other good fish. Carolina-rigged junebug and red shad colored worms have been working well, and produced several nice bass: a couple of 6 pounders, as well as an 8 and a 9 pound bass.  Try throwing rattling crankbaits or tandem-rigged soft plastic flukes to schooling bass.  Buzz baits along the dam early and late in the day have also been productive. Junebug colored plastic worms, flukes, and red shad shaky heads have also been effective.

Bream

Bream fishing is good on nightcrawlers and crickets.  Also, try tightlining with worms for some of the huge Redear Sunfish that Natchez is known for.

Crappie

No current reports on crappie, but the fishing has been fair to good recently.  Try fishing with minnows and jigs in 10 to 12 feet of water. 

Catfish

Catfishing is good with worms, liver, cutbait, or your favorite catfish bait.

Fish attractors were added in several locations in February 2015.  Be sure your GPS is set to read decimal degrees (shown below) and not degrees-minutes-seconds when attempting to locate the attractors.  Coordinates and a map are shown below:

Natchez fish attractors

 31.595850 N   91.203029 W         31.597647 N   91.203667 W

31.594941 N   91.203450 W          31.592900 N   91.205240 W

31.590913 N   91.204257 W          31.590750 N   91.205380 W

31.589594 N   91.208455 W          31.589594 N   91.208955 W

31.589594 N   91.208455 W          31.589842 N   91.208350 W

31.590028 N   91.208074 W          31.593749 N   91.208157 W

31.594715 N   91.209512 W          31.598284 N   91.211600 W

31.599235 N   91.211145 W          31.598431 N   91.207810 W

31.598215 N   91.206750 W          31.591195 N   91.204700 W

31.591075 N   91.204900 W          31.591390 N   91.204935 W

31.596840 N   91.203330 W


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