Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Pascagoula River - 11/13/2018 9:32:42 AM

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

Fishing Report 

Fish activity is increasing in the marsh as temperatures begin to decrease.  Try a "trail mix" of bait to attract different species (worms, shrimp, minnows, etc.).

Bass fishermen fishing the river & oxbows are catching more Bass on topwater lures with frogs skipped along vegetation or near underwater structure.

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.

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.

Water Levels

Graham Ferry: 10.11 ft and rising (NWS Flood Stage: 16 ft)

Merrill: 9.48 ft and rising (NWS Flood Stage: 22 ft)

*NWS - National Weather Service*

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.

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