Fishing ReportNatchez State Park - 8/8/2022 4:21:13 PM
|Largemouth Bass||Bass fishing has been poor lately. The best areas to target around emergent vegetation or downed woody structure. Try using weedless large junebug colored jigs to catch these fish. Another good lure to use are Texas rigged soft plastic swimbaits.|
|Crappie||Crappie fishing has been poor this week. Try fishing the outside edge of timber targeting standing tree tops in 5 - 15 feet of water with minnows or jigs. Fish attractors located in deeper water should be good this time of year.|
|Bream||Bream fishing has been fair this week. Try tight lining worms along the flat in front of cabins fishing in 3 - 6 feet of water.|
|Catfish||Catfish have been biting poor lately. Try tight lining with liver on points or treetops in 10 - 15 feet of water. Commercial blood baits can also be good lures to fish with. Some anglers have been doing well using shrimp to catch catfish.|
Special Fishing Regulations
|Species||Type||Length To Release|
|Black Bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted)||Slot length limit||18 to 22 inches|
|Catfish||No length limit|
Creel Limits (per person, per day)
|Black Bass (combined largemouth, smallmouth and spotted)||7||Anglers can harvest only one bass over 22 inches|
|Catfish||10||Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes|
- No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes.
- Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night.
- Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.
For information about Natchez State Park, please call (601) 442-2658.
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.
Fish attractors were added in several locations in February 2015. Be sure your GPS is set to read decimal degrees (shown below) and not degrees-minutes-seconds when attempting to locate the attractors. Coordinates and a map are shown below:
31.595850 N 91.203029 W 31.597647 N 91.203667 W
31.594941 N 91.203450 W 31.592900 N 91.205240 W
31.590913 N 91.204257 W 31.590750 N 91.205380 W
31.589594 N 91.208455 W 31.589594 N 91.208955 W
31.589594 N 91.208455 W 31.589842 N 91.208350 W
31.590028 N 91.208074 W 31.593749 N 91.208157 W
31.594715 N 91.209512 W 31.598284 N 91.211600 W
31.599235 N 91.211145 W 31.598431 N 91.207810 W
31.598215 N 91.206750 W 31.591195 N 91.204700 W
31.591075 N 91.204900 W 31.591390 N 91.204935 W
31.596840 N 91.203330 W