Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Simpson County Lake - 4/16/2019 10:45:47 AM


Bass fishing has been good. Bass should be moving towards bedding areas. Try fishing at depths of 3 - 5 feet. Shallow coves can produce good fish this time of year. Use spinnerbaits and soft plastic lures in and around shallow structure.   



No recent reports. Bream are at different depths on the lake. Use redworms and crickets to catch these fish. 



Crappie fishing has been fair. Try crappie along creek channels and deep structure with jigs or minnows. Open water out from the dam should be a good area to target fish. Congratulations to John Polk of Prentiss for catching the new Simpson County Lake record crappie. The fish weighed 2.10 pounds.




No recent reports. Catfish can be targeted in deeper water along creek channels that contain some type of structure. Liver, worms, or minnows fished along the bottom can be productive this time of the year.


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

A lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.


New fish attractor coordinates added 1/27/16

N 31.91391 W 89.79392 N 31.91466 W 89.78912
N 31.91371 W 89.79394 N 31.91450 W 89.78891
N 31.91344 W 89.79388 N 31.91438 W 89.78863
N 31.91469 W 89.79163 N 31.91476 W 89.78922
N 31.91565 W 89.79165 N 31.91480 W 89.78888
N 31.91502 W 89.78989 N 31.91461 W 89.78897
N 31.91481 W 89.78941 N 31.91646 W 89.78997
N 31.91479 W 89.78960 N 31.91658 W 89.79011
N 31.91468 W 89.78929
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