Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tombigbee State Park - 7/16/2018 12:52:36 PM

The summer time heat continues and despite spotty rain showers over the last week, the surface water temps are still in the upper 80’s. The bass bite is being reported as fair with most anglers going early in the morning or late in the evening. Various topwater lures are working during those twilight hours, but for the most part, anglers are using Texas-rigs, shakeyheads, and crankbaits along points in 10 – 15 ft of water. The bream bite is also fair, with most bream moving into deeper water in the coves. Tight lined worms used in 8 – 16 ft of water seem to be the best pattern. The crappie bite is fair. The few crappie anglers visiting the lake are targeting cover in 15 – 25 ft of water with both minnows and jigs. A few catfish are being caught late in the evening. Target deep water, off the ends of the main lake points with nightcrawlers and cutbait. Tight lining is the preferred technique.  


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:
No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes. Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night. Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.


For more information, contact the park at (662) 842-7669

A depth map of the lake at Tombigbee State Park can be found at the following link:

Tombigbee Park PDF

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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