Fishing ReportTippah County Lake - 3/12/2018 9:36:52 AM
Water temps are running in the 50’s. The bass anglers are reporting a good bite as anglers are catching numbers of smaller bass. The bass are coming off points and ditches leading back to the pockets. The best depths have been 6 – 12 ft and the best lures have been Texas-rigged plastics, lipless crankbaits, jerkbaits, and spinnerbaits. The bream action has been slow, but look for it to pick up with warming water temps and the full moon at the end of this month. The full moon may start some pre-spawn redear activity. Tight-lining wigglers is the best technique this time of year. For crappie, anglers are targeting the scattered brush tops around the lake with some success. Try both minnows and jigs to see which the fish prefer, but jigs typically catches more fish in the spring time.
MDWFP personnel sank donated Christmas trees in Tippah Lake this past winter. The brush piles are a good way to upcycle leftover Christmas trees and create fishing hot spots. Here are the coordinates for those brush piles.
N 34°47.429' W 088°57.263'
N 34°47.615' W 088°57.273'
N 34°47.597' W 088°57.371'
N 34°47.311' W 088°57.172'
N 34°47.302' W 088°57.293'
N 34°47.150' W 088°57.386'
For more information, give the lake manager Jim Cutberth a call at (662) 837-9850.
A depth map of Tippah Lake can be found at the following link:
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.