Fishing ReportLake Perry - 3/22/2023 2:47:37 PM
|Bass||With moderate water temperatures bass have moved shallow and are bedding. Soft plastics should be the lure of choice for shallow bass. Bass will continue to bite on highly active crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Choose a lure in whites/silvers that makes a bit of noise when being reeled in and focus fishing effort near the dam. Soft creature baits in dark colors also work well in the lily field on the south side of the lake.|
|Crappie||Crappie continue to bite well with increasing water temperatures. Focus fishing effort near elevation changes in deep channels around the lake with small white crank baits or live minnows. Jigging works wonderfully near the campground pier, 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 and should get better with increasing temperatures. 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 will continue to bite well with increasing Spring temperatures. 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 more information about Lake Perry, please call (601) 784-6119.
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.
Lake Perry is well stocked with Florida Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Coppernose Bluegill, Shell Cracker (Red Ear Sunfish), Crappie, and Channel Catfish. Lake Perry is checked regularly by biologists for restocking needs and fertilized yearly.