Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Paul B. Johnson State Park - 5/22/2018 12:18:16 PM

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

Fishing Report 

Water Temp: 86°

Visibility: 45"

Largemouth bass can be caught along the dam and from the piers. They are biting most heavily in the old creekbed that runs through the lake.  Try soft plastics, jigs and night crawlers.  

Fish for bream in 5 to 10 feet of water on crickets and worms fished on the bottom.  Fishermen are having the most luck between the dam and the spillway in the shallows using live worms.

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


Bream fishing is picking up in the shallows in Geiger Lake.  This redear was caught between the spillway and dam on a live worm.


Geiger Lake

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