Fishing & Boating



Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 3/21/2023 8:12:08 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass There's been very few fishermen on the lake recently due to the weather, and reports are sparse. Bass fishing is fair, with some bass beginning to be caught in shallower water. Crankbaits, and soft plastics are catching a few fish.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been fair, but the cold snap has dropped the water temps several degrees and may have pushed the fish out deeper. Jigs or jig/minnow combinations will be the best bait choices.
Bream Bream fishing has been slow, and very few bream anglers have shown up at the lake. Target bream around cover in the 6 – 10 ft. depth range. Typically, tight lining worms is the best technique during the cold months.
Catfish A catfish weighing over 28 pounds was caught at the lake recently from the fishing pier. Tightlining with cut bait seems to be working as well as anything else right now.

Water temperature: 58

Visibility: 42"

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.
  • No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes .
  • Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night.
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.

Additional Information: 


For information about Lake Lowndes, please call (662) 328-2110.

Lake Lowndes 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.

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