Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Ross Barnett Reservoir - 4/16/2019 10:32:55 AM


Bass can found in shallow water of 3 -6 feet deep. Bass are preparing to spawn so look for some fish that have started to make beds. Target these fish using various soft plastic lures that can stay in the strike zone for longer periods of time.  Fishing for stripe bass in the spillway is popular this time of year when the water is high.



Some bream can be targeted around structure at depths of 3 - 6 feet. Use small worms and crickets at different depths to catch these fish. 



Some crappie have started to move towards shallow water, but anglers are still catching a few fish along creek channels too. Try fishing with minnows and a variety of different colored jigs. 



Try fishing for catfish in deep timber with liver or cut bait fished next to the bottom. Fish can also be targeted with jugs in the open water floating them through stump fields. Many anglers enjoy catching catfish from the bank on the Natchez Trace. 


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 


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