Fishing & Boating


Weekly fishing reports will resume on February 15, 2023. Listed below are winter fishing tips and techniques for Kemper Lake.

Fishing Report

Kemper County Lake - 11/29/2022 4:57:32 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Target the deeper points, primary drop-offs, and other offshore structure with suspending jerkbaits, crankbaits, Alabama-rigs, blade baits, and small swimbaits along primary drop-offs in search of active fish. Throwing Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shakeyheads, and dropshots around those same areas are good options for fish that aren’t as active. The levee is a good place to start your search for active fish during the cold months.
Crappie For crappie, targeting deeper offshore structure and brush tops is generally the best tactic during the cold months. Both minnows and jigs will work, but jigs tend to work better on cloudy/overcast days. Tipping the jig hooks with crappie nibbles is a common practice for a lot of local crappie anglers.
Bream Target deeper shoreline cover and primary drop-offs with any cover on them. Tight lining worms is the best technique during the cold months.
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 catfish. 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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