Fishing & Boating


Weekly fishing reports will resume the week of February 15, 2023.  Listed below are winter fishing tips and techniques for Lake Mary Crawford.

Fishing Report

Lake Mary Crawford - 11/29/2022 2:59:48 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Through the winter bass tend to bite best with a slow retrieve on a highly attractive crank bait. Choose a lure in whites/silvers that makes a bit of noise when being reeled in and focus fishing effort near deep woody structure. Spinnerbaits in bright colors also work well around points and channel ledges.
Crappie Winter is prime time for fishing for Crappie, they thrive in the chilly waters. Focus fishing effort near deep structure with small white crank baits or live minnows. Jigging works wonderfully near the dam, 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 in the winter can be challenging. 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 usually bite well through the winter. Focus fishing effort on bottom in the coves with stink baits or livers soaked in koolaid.



Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Largemouth Bass Slot Length Limit 16"-22"
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Largemouth Bass 10 1 over 22"
Crappie 15
Bream (combined bluegill and redear) 25
Catfish 10

Additional Information

For more information about Lake Mary Crawford, please call (601) 587-7853

Lake Mary Crawford 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.


Natural and artificial structures were added to the lake during renovations.


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