Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Ross Barnett Reservoir - 7/17/2018 7:22:13 PM


During the warmest parts of the day some bass use vegetation as cover from the heat and to forage for food. Use soft plastic lures and spinner baits to target these fish. Other bass have moved to mid-deep water and suspended off points. Try fishing with medium-diving crank baits and slow rising jerk baits along these areas. 


Bream are foraging for food around shallow structure. Try fishing with crickets and worms around 4 - 6 ft of water.


A few crappie may still be shallow but most have migrated into depths between 6 - 12 ft deep. Try fishing these areas with a variety of different color jigs or minnows.


Some post-spawn catfish may be in deep holes. Try fishing these areas using liver or cut bait. Here's a nice catfish recently caught on cut bait. 


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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