Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Kemper County Lake - 8/8/2022 7:06:00 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been average. The best bet is to fish deeper water off of the points and in the creek channel looking for offshore structure. Natural-colored soft plastics are a reliable choice year-round at Kemper. Crankbaits and spinners are good options to throw in the early mornings and later in the afternoon along the shorelines. Target shady areas as the sun moves higher in the sky and fish deep and slow with Texas-rigs or shakeyheads through the middle of the day.
Crappie Few crappie anglers are braving the heat. For those that do, targeting deeper offshore structure and brush tops is the best approach. Jigs are the most popular choice here.
Bream Bream are being caught in 3-8 feet of water in coves. Look for them around structure and in shady covered areas. Crickets and redworms fished either tightlined or under a bobber are great choices.
Catfish Target catfish along primary drop-offs where cover is present. Tight lining liver, worms, or cut bait is the most popular method for catching them. The levee is a good place to look for some active catfish.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Catfish No length limit.

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes.
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes. 
  • Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and Coast Guard regulations.

Additional Information:


For information about Kemper County Lake, please call (601) 743-5505.

Kemper Lake Depth Map


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




GPS coordinates for fish attractors that were added in 2015





N 32.81377 W 88.74672 N 32.81393 W 88.72032
N 32.81374 W 88.74607 N 32.81433 W 88.72080
N 32.81382 W 88.74511  N 32.81458 W 88.72121
N 32.81340 W 88.74518 N 32.81809 W 88.75306
N 32.81306 W 88.74438 N 32.81719 W 88.75327
N 32.80463 W 88.73037 N 32.81762 W 88.75348
N 32.80421 W 88.73158 N 32.81736 W 88.75331
N 32.81490 W 88.72196 N 32.81749 W 88.75287
N 32.81256 W 88.71955 N 32.82136 W 88.74974
N 32.81239 W 88.71958 N 32.82163 W 88.74982
N 32.81298 W 88.71955 N 32.82193 W 88.74999
N 32.81286 W 88.71932 N 32.82217 W 88.75008
N 32.81327 W 88.71979 N 32.82176 W 88.75011




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