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Fishing Report

Lake Tom Bailey - 8/8/2022 1:55:55 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass can be found at water depths of 4 - 8 feet deep. Sometimes these fish are foraging around structure or emergent vegetation. Try using large weedless jigs that imitate a fleeing crawfish.
Crappie Crappie will be in deep water around submerged structure and creek channels. Ledges along the channel can sometimes be crappie hot spots. Fish may be anywhere in the water column so fish at different depths until crappie are located. Minnows or jigs tipped with a nibble should produce some nice fish.
Bream Tom Bailey has a good population of quality size redear and bluegill. These fish can be located around shallow structure this time of year. Fishing on the bottom with worms are best bets for bream this time of year.
Catfish Try for catfish along creek channels and deep structure. Brush piles in 8 - 10 ft of water that were added in January should be holding catfish this time of year. Tightlining with stink baits, liver or worms are best ways to harvest catfish.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species

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
  • 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.



Additional Information

For information about Lake Tom Bailey, please call (601) 632-4679.

 Lake Tom Bailey 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

 

GPS Coordinates for brush piles that were added 1/12/16 are listed below.

 

N 32.42285 W 88.51477 N 32.42555 W 88.51812
N 32.42404 W 88.51488 N 32.42561 W 88.51801
N 32.42430 W 88.51518 N 32.42553 W 88.51788
N 32.42408 W 88.51507 N 32.42570 W 88.51792
N 32.42408 W 88.51528 N 32.42561 W 88.51780
N 32.42440 W 88.51548 N 32.42528 W 88.51798
N 32.42427 W 88.51527 N 32.42521 W 88.51812
N 32.42352 W 88.51484 N 32.42564 W 88.51766
N 32.42377 W 88.51519 N 32.42551 W 88.51769
N 32.42409 W 88.51606 N 32.42573 W 88.51742
N 32.42399 W 88.51614 N 32.42510 W 88.51762
N 32.42411 W 88.51629 N 32.42495 W 88.51744
N 32.42420 W 88.51608 N 32.42518 W 88.51726
N 32.42412 W 88.51650 N 32.42524 W 88.51730
N 32.42398 W 88.51634 N 32.42522 W 88.51714
N 32.42540 W 88.51815 N 32.42543 W 88.51722
N 32.42547 W 88.51802 N 32.42524 W 88.51759

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