Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Monday, April 16, 2012
Bream Fishing Heating up in Northeast Mississippi
JACKSON - With consistent weather, and warmer than usual
temperatures, the bream bite has started to turn on. "Bream start
to move into their shallow spawning locations when the water hits
about 70 degrees, and that's where most lakes in this region are
now," said Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
(MDWFP) fisheries biologist Tyler Stubbs. "Bream nest in colonies
of circular depressions in shallow water when they spawn, looking
similar to a honeycomb, making bream beds easy to find while
fishing," continued Stubbs.
Lake Lowndes, Trace Lake, and Tippah County Lake are hot right
now, with many reports of anglers catching fish over one pound.
Tippah County Lake is currently home to the state record
redear sunfish, weighing in at 3.33 pounds. Other popular
bream lakes such as Elvis Presley, Tombigbee Lake, and Lake Monroe
have been a little slower to start, but as conditions improve, so
will the fishing.
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