Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Paul B. Johnson State Park - 4/15/2019 10:49:54 AM

At the center of Paul B. Johnson State Park is Geiger Lake, a 225 acre fresh water lake offering fishing and water sports.  The lake is well stocked with Florida Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Copper Nose Bream, Shell Cracker (Red Ear), Crappie, and Channel Catfish. Geiger Lake is checked yearly by biologist for restocking needs. Fertilization and other enhancements to the lake are also performed yearly as deemed necessary by department biologists.

Statewide Creel Limits apply on all species except Largemouth Bass.

Bass length limit regulations which are in place at Geiger Lake: the creel limit is 10 bass/day the slot limit is 18 - 22 in. (none can be in possession) with one fish allowed over 22 in.   

Bream - 100/day     Crappie - 30/day     Catfish - 10/day

Find the Depth Map Here.

For more information about the lake please contact the Paul B. Johnson park office at (601) 582-7721

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.


Fishing Report 

Temperature: 72°     Visibility: 46"


Bass bite is picking up in 6' of water on live minnows.  Try fishing in the channel on the south side of the lake.


Bream bite is improving along the dam as well as in the shallow area near the park road as water temperatures increase.  Try using red worms or live crickets fished at about 2' deep with a cork. 


Crappie bite is excellent in the channel that runs adjacent with the dam.  The bait of choice is live minnows.


No current reports.




Geiger Lake

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