Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Paul B. Johnson State Park - 12/3/2021 10:37:42 AM
Species Detail
Bass Bass hold on to woody structure around the piers of the campground. They bite best on live minnows and chatterbaits.
Crappie Crappie bite is consistent when trolling along the dam, try using live minnows or jigs with chartreuse skirts.
Bream Bream will bite on crickets and redworms fished near deep structure.
Catfish Catfish bite is best near the T-pier and in the channel with livers fished on bottom.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) slot limit 18"-22"
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 10 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 22 inches
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes
  • No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes .
  • Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night.
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.

 Additional Information

For more information about Geiger Lake, please call (601) 582-7721.

Geiger Lake Depth Map

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.



Geiger Lake

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

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