Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Paul B. Johnson State Park - 11/13/2018 9:30:46 AM

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 

Water Temp: 68°     Visibility: 48"


Largemouth bass can be caught in the coves near the back of the lake in the shade around structure.  Try soft plastics, spinnerbaits and night crawlers.  Fishing frogs along the lily pads is proving successful in shallow waters.  Bass are schooling in the open water areas and can be caught with chatterbaits, rat-l-traps, and flukes. 


Fish for bream in shallow water on crickets and worms fished near beds.  Fishermen are having the most luck between the dam and the spillway using live worms or on crickets fished slowly from the piers.  Anglers are also having luck off fishing piers using small pieces of hotdog weenies.

Bream fishing is picking up in the shallows in Geiger Lake.  These redear were caught between the spillway and dam on live worms.


No recent Crappie reports.  Try trolling minnow tipped jigs through creek channels.


Catfish are starting to bite in old creek beds that run through the lake.  Fishermen are catching them best on livers and stinkbait fished on bottom.





Geiger Lake

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