Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Bay Springs - 3/21/2023 8:05:51 AM
Species Detail
Bass There was a good weigh in at the Sunday night tournament; the bass fishing has been good recently. Main lake points, ledges and creek channels are still popular areas. Jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits have been the most popular bait choices over the last week or so, but some lures like Alabama-rigs, jigs, and shaky head worms are picking up a few fish as well.
Crappie Crappie fishing is picking up, and anglers are reporting fish moving up into shallow water for the spawn, but the recent cold snap has definitely had an effect on the fishing. Targeting structure out from spawning areas may be most productive.
Catfish No reports on catfish at this time; tightlining with cutbait or whole shad is still a good option.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Crappie (combined black and white) Minimum Length Limit 9 inches and under

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Crappie (combined white and black) 30

Additional Information

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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