Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Ross Barnett Reservoir - 8/21/2019 3:10:10 PM


Some of the American lotus pads have started to die off in anticipation of fall weather. These areas are still good fishing spots. Use a variety of soft plastic lures in and around these areas. When fishing early morning or late evening try using a buzzbait or popper. 



Bream are in shallow water. Bream sometimes move near vegetation or cover to escape the heat of the day. Target these fish using small redworms or crickets.  



Crappie are still being caught along the creek channel. Vertical fishing with jigs or minnows can be a good way of targeting fish. Some anglers have been having some success fishing around stump fields.  



Fish for catfish along the bottom or in deep pockets. Use chicken liver or cut bait to catch these fish. Fishing for catfish can be a good choice, but can be really good even during the hottest parts of the summer. 


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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