Fishing & Boating


Weekly fishing reports will resume February 15th.

Fishing Report

Bay Springs - 2/20/2024 11:54:02 AM
Species Detail
Bass Main lake points, ledges and creek channels are still popular areas, with a few pre-spawn fish starting to show up on secondary points and brush as well. Jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits have been the most popular bait choices over the last week or so, but some lures like jigs and shaky head worms are picking up a few fish as well. Most fish are transitioning into their pre-spawn habits while others are still holding out in their wintertime haunts. Good electronics are a must to find fish along deep points, ditches, and other deep water structure. Several days of warmer weather will pull the bass up shallower and a slowly worked suspending jerkbait will be the go-to technique.
Crappie No current reports on crappie. Try fishing around the mouths of the big creeks (McDougal, Riddle, Piney Grove and Five Fingers) and on the deeper brush piles scattered throughout the lake. Use your electronics to locate offshore brush tops. Vertically jigging small hair jigs tipped with minnows is a good technique.
Catfish Target the old Mackey’s Creek area at the north end of the lake and the canal above Crow’s Neck. Tight lining cut/whole shad is the best technique to use. Look for the bite to be a little better around the culverts and run outs.

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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