Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Neshoba County Lake - 8/8/2022 4:21:29 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been tough lately. Try fishing around structure or emergent vegetation. The best lures to use are shallow diving crankbaits or Texas rigged soft plastic lures.
Crappie Crappie fishing hasn't been great lately. The best places to target crappie is in deeper water. If there is structure at those depths sometimes crappie will hold in those areas. Try fishing with junebug or blue colored jigs. If you don't like using artificial lures try using live minnows.
Bream Bream fishing has been slow this week. Some decent fish have caught near rip rap areas and wooden piers. Try using crickets and small worms to catch these fish.
Catfish This week has been poor for catfish anglers. Some good fish have been caught near the spillway. The best bait to use to catch catfish is liver or cut bait.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) Slot length limit 16 to 20 inches
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) 10 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 20 inches
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 Neshoba County Lake, please call (601) 656-7376.

Neshoba County Lake 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.           

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