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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
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Phone: 601-432-2400

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

2012 Fall Fishing Forecast for Northeast Mississippi Lakes

JACKSON - Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are excited about the fall fishing season in NortheastMississippi. Fall fishing in Northeast Mississippi has already started to improve, as water temperatures continue to gradually decrease.  "In the fall, fish will start feeding more in preparation for the winter months" said MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Tyler Stubbs.  "Some of the best fishing in this part of the state occurs during the fall, and is often overlooked, as most folks are concentrating on hunting season" said Stubbs.  Fall bass anglers should target lakes that have large shad and shiner populations such as Pickwick, Bay Springs, TraceState Park, and the Canal Section lakes A through E. 


Crappie and bream fishing has already started to improve as the seasons start to change.  Columbus and Aberdeen Lakes boasts some of the best fall crappie fishing in the state.  Most anglers target submerged structure inthe old river runs.  "If you're looking for a smaller, quieter atmosphere, the state lakes in Northeast Mississippiprovide great fall fishing opportunities.  "Lake Monroe, Tippah County Lake, and Elvis Presley Lake all provide great fall fishing for crappie, bream and catfish, with abundant shoreline access" said Stubbs.  Most anglers target submerged tree tops using live bait.


Many fish attractors have been added to these lakes over the past few years and can be found on our website at www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating/lake-depth-maps.aspx.

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