Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Washington - 8/2/2022 3:43:18 PM
Species Detail
Bass The bass bite on Lake Washington has been pretty good lately. Try fishing around the piers on the eastern banks as well as areas with submerged woody structures on the west side of the lake. Good bait choices are spinners baits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Target areas with 5 to 10 feet of water especially, early in the morning and late in the afternoon.
Crappie Crappie fishing has slowed back down on the lake. Try trolling in the deep areas of the lake or try jigging near the cypress knees on the west side of the lake. Using jigs or minnows is always a good choice.
Bream For bream fish in areas with 4 to 6 feet of water using red worms or crickets. The cypress trees are always a good place for bream.
Catfish Try fishing the deep areas of the lake using liver, cut bait, or worms.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Minimum Length Limit 15 inches & under
Crappie (combined black and white) Minimum Length Limit 11 inches & under

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 5 The possession of black bass under 15 inches while in Paul Love Park or on the weir is prohibited.
Crappie (combined black and white) 30 The possession of crappie under 11 inches while in Paul Love Park or on the weir is prohibited.


  • Yo-yos must be attended at all times (meaning you must remain in sight of your yo-yos at all times).
  • Yo-yos may be left unattended from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. During this time all yo-yos left unattended must be tripped with the hook out of the water.
  • Yo-yos left untripped during this two hour period and yo-yos left unattended at any other times can be confiscated by MDWFP law enforcement officers.
  • All yo-yo's must have a waterproof or metal tag attached and visible above the water surface. The tags must contain the angler's full name and address.

Additional Information 

Lake Washington 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.


For up-to-date fishing information lodging options, or to pick up live bait and fishing supplies, contact Pam Hammond at Roy's Store (662) 827 - 2588 or Mike Jones at Bait N Thangs bait shop (662) 827 - 2666. 





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