Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tippah County Lake - 7/9/2018 1:37:52 PM

The summer time heat continues and has slowed down some of the fishing traffic. Surface water temps are in the mid to upper 80’s. Most anglers visiting the lake have been targeting bass or bream. For bass, anglers are throwing various topwater lures around shoreline cover and along the flats during the early morning and late evening hours. During the day, the anglers are moving a bit deeper and targeting primary drop-offs and main lake points. Texas/Carolina-rigs, shakeyheads, and other finesse sized presentations have been the most popular techniques. The bream bite is fair to good with most fish coming from the 4 – 10 ft depth range. Most fish are being caught on tight lined crickets and worms around gravel beds, traditional bedding areas, and any cover adjacent to those areas. The catfish bite is fair to slow. The best areas have been near the campground and the boat ramp. Nightcrawlers and liver fished on a tight line has been the best technique. Some bream anglers have reported catching catfish while tight lining for bream. The crappie bite is very slow. Try targeting deeper, offshore brushtops with both jigs and minnows to see which the fish prefer.


Fishing Regulations


Lengths to Release:
Catfish: no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Catfish: 10

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.

Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.


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:

Tippah County Lake

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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