Fishing ReportTombigbee State Park - 4/17/2019 9:01:50 AM
Water temperature: 67
Bass fishing is still good. Jerkbaits, lizards and other soft plastics, and shallow diving crankbaits work well.
Bream fishing is good, whether you are tight lining or fishing under a cork. Red worms and meal worms are the most popular baits. Most anglers are targeting primary drop-offs. Any woody cover along those drop-offs should hold a few fish.
Crappie fishing has picked up recently. Anglers are targeting crappie in the main lake around any brush tops in the 5 – 15 ft. depth range. They are using both minnows and jigs to catch their fish, but one may out-produce the other on any given day.
No current reports on catfish right now. Try targeting the areas around the fishing piers and deeper points with night crawlers and/or liver. Tight lining is a popular technique for catfish.
Lengths to Release:
Catfish: no length limit
Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.
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:
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.