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Fishing Report

Okatibbee Reservoir - 4/16/2019 8:46:31 AM

For daily temperature, water level, and release you can call the automated report at (601) 626-8431 option 3.

 

Bass

Bass are in shallow water. Use slow rising crankbaits along shallow flats. Fishing has also been good on the north side of the lake around vegetation.  When fishing near vegetation use spinnerbaits and soft plastic lures. 

 

Bream

Some bream are deep while others are around shallow structure. Try using red worms and crickets along the dam.

 

Crappie

Some crappie have started to move shallow, but a few fish will still be in deeper water along creek channels and ledges. Fishing vertically or trolling in these areas with jigs or minnows should produce some nice fish. 

 

Catfish

Catfish can be targeted in open water. Fishing on the bottom with liver, worms or blood baits can also be very good methods for harvesting catfish. Anglers have been having recent success fishing in the spillway too. 

 

 

 

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State’s waters. Sampling results for selected water bodies are summarized in Reel Facts Sheets

A lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.

Lake Depth Map

GPS locations of structure that was added Feb. of 2016.

N 32.50402 W 88.79859 N 32.50669 W 88.79920
N 32.50374 W 88.79904 N 32.50731 W 88.79954
N 32.50388 W 88.79893 N 32.50788 W 88.79963
N 32.50162 W 88.79910 N 32.50779 W 88.79923
N 32.50196 W 88.79867 N 32.50769 W 88.79933
N 32.50220 W 88.79879 N 32.49845  W 88.80088
N 32.50301 W 88.79099 N 32.49870 W 88.80081
N 32.50308 W 88.79082 N 32.49809 W 88.80085
N 32.50379 W 88.79163 N 32.49726 W 88.80051
N 32.49809 W 88.80085 N 32.49684 W 88.80071
N 32.49736 W 88.80036 N 32.49703 W 88.80061

 

GPS Locations of structure that was added Feb 2017

N 32.50385   W 88.79848                     N 32.50542    W 88.79883

N 32.50688   W 88.79911                     N 32.50491    W 88.79847

N 32.50631   W 88.79948                     N 32.50362    W 88.79835

N 32.50583   W 88.79966                     N 32.50378    W 88.79896

N 32.50583   W 88.79906                     N 32.50326    W 88.79865

N 32.50564   W 88.79934                     N 32.50301    W 88.79849

N 32.50534   W 88.79861

 

 

 


 

 

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