Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tombigbee State Park - 12/6/2018 2:30:31 PM

Late Fall/Winter fishing report:



Most anglers target the deeper water along the points and other off shore structure. Alabama-rigs, suspending jerkbaits, small Texas-rigs, and shakeyheads are typically the most productive lures during the winter.




For bream, tight lining meal worms in 10 to 15 feet of water will be the most productive technique during the cold months. The best areas to try are along the dam and just out from the fishing piers.




For crappie, look for the deep, off shore brush tops in 10 – 20 ft. of water to hold fish. Hair jigs and/or minnows will both produce some bites, but one may out produce the other on any given day, depending on conditions.




The catfish bite will be very slow during the cold season. Target drop-offs and deeper shoreline cover like laydowns with tight lined liver and/or night crawlers. The afternoon hours will be the best time to go, especially on sunny days and the water starts warming up.


Weekly fishing reports will pick back up in February.


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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