Tuesday, April 25, 2017 2:30 PM
Up to date water levels can be found at the USGS site here, just
select the monitoring station nearest your favorite
Bass fishermen fishing the river & oxbows can
catch bass around woody cover in the main channel as well as the
oxbows using soft plastics and spinnerbaits fished slowly. Anglers
fishing the lower river & marsh continue to report catching a
few bass using soft plastics fished with a slow retrieve,
especially on a falling tide.
Several reports came in of anglers catching flathead
catfish in the 20 to 30 lb. range in the mid-river areas using live
bait near deep log cover or chicken liver on trot lines left
The bream are being caught using crickets in the oxbows
& main channel near woody cover. Anglers can continue to catch
bream in the lower river oxbows and main channel south of the forks
as well as in the marsh using redworms. Bream are now beginning
their spawning season and can be caught in shallower waters near
shore using crickets.
Crappie can be found in the oxbows where some anglers are
trolling mid-lake using small crankbaits or jigs to catch fish in
the 1 to 1.5 lb. range.
Gage Height at Merrill: 5.65 ft. and falling (NWS Flood
Stage - 22 ft)
Gage Height at Graham Ferry: 6.15 ft and rising (NWS Flood Stage
- 16 ft)
Please note: A minimum length limit is in effect for black bass
(this includes largemouth bass & spotted bass) in the
Pascagoula River from Merrill to the Highway 90 bridge (this
includes all connected oxbow lakes, East [Little] River, West River
and all water areas between East River and West River). Only bass
over 12 inches may be in possession on these waters with a creel
limit of 10 black bass per day.
*NWS - National Weather Service*