Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Pascagoula River - 12/3/2018 1:40:04 PM

Up to date water levels can be found at the USGS site here, just select the monitoring station nearest your favorite fishing spot.

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.

Statewide Creel Regulations apply on all other species.

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.

Winter Fishing Tips (Weekly reports will resume mid-February) 

Bass fishermen fishing the river & oxbows are catching more Bass in deep holes near the mouths of oxbows where the current is low.  Try fishing near deep structure with live minnows or dark colored plastic worms.

Bream may be caught using crickets in the oxbows near beds or in the main channel near woody cover in 5-10 feet of water. 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. 

Catfish are biting well on livers and stinkbait fished on bottom in the main channel.


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