Fishing ReportLake Columbia - 3/15/2023 5:56:18 PM
|Bass||Cooler temperatures have slowed bedding activity but bass continue on beds and post spawn. Watermelon seed and junebug red soft plastics are a classic choice for this lake, try these options in shallows and midway through the water column near structure.|
|Crappie||The crappie bite should remain active with increasing temperatures. Focus fishing effort in coves around the lake with small white crank baits or live minnows. Jigging works wonderfully from the pier near the office, don’t be shy to use a spray-on fish attractant for artificial lures, a large part of the crappie’s predation instinct is scent driven.|
|Bream||Bream fishing will be picking up as temperatures increase. Focus fishing effort near vegetation or shallow structure with small white beetle spins or fish on bottom with redworms or night crawlers. A slow retrieve is best.|
|Catfish||Catfish bite will be increasing with rising water temperatures. Focus fishing effort on bottom in the coves or off the dam with stink baits or livers soaked in koolaid.|
Special Fishing Regulations
|Species||Type||Length To Release|
|Catfish||No length limit|
Creel Limits (per person, per day)
|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.
For more information about Lake Columbia, please call (601) 736-1861
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.