Fishing & Boating


Weekly fishing reports will return in February. Below are a few tips for fishing during the winter and early spring.

Fishing Report

Neshoba County Lake - 3/22/2023 3:22:33 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been poor. Try using Colorado bladed spinnerbaits or Texas rigged soft plastic lizards.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been poor. Fish for crappie in water depths between 6 - 10 feet deep. Target these fish with light colored jigs or live minnows.
Bream Bream have been biting poorly. Fish bream in shallow water with crickets or small worms.
Catfish Catfish anglers have done okay lately. Fish for catfish in deep water and use chicken liver or night crawlers.

Below: Here are some good catfish that were recently caught on Neshoba County Lake. 

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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