Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

JP Coleman/Pickwick Lake - 3/21/2023 8:09:01 AM
Species Detail
Bass The bass fishing reports have been good lately. The lake is currently back down to winter pool, however, so adjust your fishing accordingly. Crawdad crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits all seem to be working well. Alabama-rigs, rigged with various sizes, shapes and colors of swimbaits, as well as Carolina-rigs are also popular lure choices. Both largemouth and smallmouth bass are starting to feed up for the spawn, which is not too far off. Look for fish to start their pre spawn feeding soon if not already in some transition areas leading to the flats and pockets where they’ll eventually make their beds.
Crappie Crappie fishing was picking up nicely before the cold snap. Since then, the bite has dropped off somewhat, but should pick back up with the warmer weather headed our way. Some good reports were coming from the Indian Creek area.
Catfish Catfish are still holding to deeper holes. Tightlining with cut bait or whole shad should be productive.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted, and smallmouth) Minimum Length Limit 15 inches and under
Crappie (combined black and white) Minimum Length Limit 9 inches and under
Catfish No length limit Anglers can harvest only one catfish over 34 inches

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Bass 10
Crappie 30
Catfish No length limit Anglers can harvest only one catfish over 34 inches

 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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