Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tippah County Lake - 4/16/2019 1:31:17 PM

Water temperature: 66

Visibility: 30"




Anglers are catching a lot of smaller bass right now.   Jerkbaits and crankbaits (both billed and lipless) have been the most popular lures lately. Anglers are targeting points and primary drop-offs for the most part.




Bream fishing is fair to good.  Anglers are catching some nice Redear Sunfish (shellcrackers), but they're working for them.  The upcoming full moon should have Bluegill bedding and biting well.  Crickets typically work best for bedding bream, but meal worms or red worms also work well.




Crappie fishing is very slow; anglers just aren't catching many. Try targeting off shore brush tops and cover in 5 – 10 ft. of water with both jigs and minnows. Contrasting colored jigs generally work better in dirty water applications.




Currently there are no reports on catfish.  Try tight lining adjacent to the creek channel out from the boat ramp area.



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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