Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tombigbee State Park - 11/13/2018 1:32:30 PM

Surface water temps are around the 60 degree mark at the time of this report. Look for a significant drop in temperature this week due to the cold weather.




The bass bite is being reported as good. Anglers are targeting points and any cover on those points in 6 – 12 ft. of water. Crankbaits, small Alabama-rigs, and swimbaits have been the most popular lure choices as of late. If the bite seems tough, slow down and switch to a jig, shakeyhead, or Texas-rigged creature bait like a baby brush hog.




The bite is fair to good. Anglers are tight lining red worms along the points, piers, and along the banks around any laydowns. Most anglers are targeting the 5 – 15 ft. depth range. Look for the fish to continue moving a little deeper as the water temps continue to fall.




The crappie bite is being reported as fair. Anglers are using both jigs and minnows around any cover in 10 – 20 ft. of water. Either bait option may out produce the other on any given day, depending on conditions.




A few anglers continue to target drop-offs and deeper shoreline cover like laydowns with tight lined liver or night crawlers. The afternoon and evening hours seem to be the best time to target catfish.


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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