Fishing ReportPascagoula River - 4/23/2019 9:10:42 AM
Up to date water levels can be found at the USGS site here, just select the monitoring station nearest your favorite fishing spot.
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.
Fish activity is increasing in the marsh as temperatures begin to increase. 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 deepwater lures fished near underwater structure.
Bream may be caught using crickets in the oxbows 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 crickets.
Catfish are biting well on livers and stinkbait fished on bottom in the main channel.
Graham Ferry: 15.86 ft and rising (NWS Flood Stage: 16 ft)
Merrill: 23.48 ft and cresting (NWS Flood Stage: 22 ft)
*NWS - National Weather Service*