Fishing ReportTombigbee State Park - 5/22/2018 3:07:26 PM
Surface water temps are running in the mid 80’s. The bass reports are good. A lot of bass are still shallow and are holding on laydowns in the coves. Most anglers are using Texas-rigged or shakeyhead soft plastics and crankbaits. Don’t overlook a topwater bite early and late in the day. If overcast conditions are present, the topwater bite may last on into the day. The bream report is good. The bream are showing up in the middle and backs of the coves around cover adjacent to bedding areas. Tight lining or cork fishing small jigs, crickets, and worms are all getting a few bites. The crappie bite is fair and the fish seem to be suspended in about 15 – 20 ft of water around cover. Both jigs and minnows are getting a few bites. The catfish bite is fair. Anglers are tight lining worms and cutbait along drop-offs and around the piers.
May 15, 2018
Fishing Rule Changes Announced
JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced fishing regulation changes on several MDWFP managed lakes. At Tippah County Lake, and the lakes at Tombigbee State Park and Lake Lowndes State Park, the daily creel limit for black bass has been reduced from 30 per angler to 10 per angler. At Lake Lamar Bruce, the black bass slot limit will change from 16 - 22 inches to 18 - 24 inches, and the slot limit will move from 14 - 22 inches to 16 - 24 inches at Lake Monroe. The daily creel limit of 10 bass per angler including one bass over the slot limit will be the same.
Several rule changes were adopted at White’s Creek Lake near Eupora. The slot limit on black bass will be replaced with a 15-inch minimum length limit, and the daily creel limit will be five bass per angler. A 10-inch minimum length limit will apply to crappie, and the daily creel limit will be reduced to 15 crappie per angler. In addition, the daily creel limit on bream will be 25 per angler.
Rule changes were also made at Lake Washington and Moon Lake. The changes for Lake Washington prohibit anglers from possessing crappie under the 11-inch minimum length limit and black bass under the 15-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit will remain 30 crappie per angler and 5 black bass per angler. The regulation change also prohibits anglers from possessing crappie under 11 inches and bass under 15 inches if they are in Paul Love Park or on the weir in the outlet channel. At Moon Lake, the change prohibits anglers from possessing crappie under the 10-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit will remain 30 crappie per angler.
All rule changes become effective on May 28, 2018.
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:
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.