Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Paul B. Johnson State Park - 12/22/2017 9:15:00 AM

Winter Fishing Report - Weekly fishing reports will resume the week of February 15, 2018.


Statewide Creel Limits apply on all species except Largemouth Bass.

Bass length limit regulations which are in place at Geiger Lake: the bag 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

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

Winter Fishing Tips

Largemouth bass can be caught around brush piles, the dam, and ledges in 5 to 15 ft of water. Try Texas-rigged plastic worms, shaky heads, drop shots, and jigs.  

Crappie can be caught in deeper water, around 10 to 15 ft deep by trolling mid-lake and near the dam. Several anglers report catching limits (30 fish) of good size fish during winter months.  Minnows or jigs tipped with minnows are good choices.

Bream can be caught using crickets or worms around brushtops in 5 - 10 ft of water.

Catfish are usually good around creek channels. Try liver and worms fished on the bottom.

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.

Recent mess of Crappie caught on Geiger Lake at Paul B. Johnson State park.


Black Crappie caught on Geiger Lake (Paul B. Johnson State Park)


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