Weekly fishing reports will resume the week of February 15, 2023. Listed below are winter fishing tips and techniques for Lake Mike Conner.
Fishing ReportLake Mike Conner - 11/29/2022 2:59:59 PM
|Bass||Through the winter bass tend to bite best with a slow retrieve on a highly attractive crank bait. Choose a lure in bright colors that makes a bit of noise when being reeled in and focus fishing effort near structure placed along the piers.|
|Crappie||Winter is prime time for fishing for Crappie, they thrive in the chilly waters. Focus fishing effort near elevation changes in deep channels around the lake with small white crank baits or live minnows. Jigging works wonderfully near deep structure, 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|
|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 information about Lake Mike Conner, please call (601) 765-4024.
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.
New fish attractors were added at this lake to improve fish habitat. The brushpiles were added in various depths, but most are located in 3 - 6 ft. of water. Five brushpiles were sunk on the levee in 15 - 20 ft. Below are GPS coordinates for some of the sites. Be sure your GPS is reading decimal degrees (shown below) and not degrees-minutes-seconds when locating these attractors.
GPS coordinates: 31.57523N -89.64664W