Fishing ReportTippah County Lake - 4/23/2018 2:44:15 PM
Surface water temps are running in the low to mid 60’s. The bass are in all stages of the spawn. Anglers are using a variety of soft plastic techniques to catch fish. Texas-rigs and shakeyheads are good choices for fish on the bed while Carolina-rigs and weightless flukes or senkos are working for those fish not spawning. Spinnerbaits are a good choice on the windy days like we’ve had recently. The bream are moving shallow as well in preparation for the spawn as some anglers are catching some quality size redear and bluegill. Most anglers are tight lining crickets near bedding areas in 3 to 9 ft of water. Look for a few redear to start spawning this weekend with the upcoming full moon. The crappie bite is slow with most anglers using both minnows and jigs to catch fish. Anglers are targeting off shore brushtops. No catfish report this week.
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.