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Fishing Report

Okatibbee Reservoir - 8/8/2022 4:22:06 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Fish for bass in water depths between 4 - 8 feet deep. The best lures to use are soft plastic worms around emergent vegetation. If you are fishing early in the morning bass may be foraging on shad near the surface. Try targeting these fish with topwater lures like poppers or buzzbaits.
Crappie Try fishing for crappie near the creek channel or deep drop offs. Live minnows usually work well in these areas. If you're using artificial lures try using small jigs tipped with nibble.
Bream Bream should be holding in 3 - 6 feet of water around brush piles or other types of natural structure. Tightlining on the bottom with crickets or worms will be the best method for catching bream.
Catfish Search for deep water when fishing for catfish. A few good choices for bait to use when targeting catfish are chicken liver or large night crawlers.

Below: Here are some good largemouth bass recently caught at Okatibbee.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species

Species Type Length To Release

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information



Additional Information:  

For daily temperature, water level, and release you can call the automated report at (601) 626-8431 option 3.

 

Okatibbee Reservoir 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 locations of structure that was added Feb. of 2016.

 

N 32.50402 W 88.79859 N 32.50669 W 88.79920
N 32.50374 W 88.79904 N 32.50731 W 88.79954
N 32.50388 W 88.79893 N 32.50788 W 88.79963
N 32.50162 W 88.79910 N 32.50779 W 88.79923
N 32.50196 W 88.79867 N 32.50769 W 88.79933
N 32.50220 W 88.79879 N 32.49845  W 88.80088
N 32.50301 W 88.79099 N 32.49870 W 88.80081
N 32.50308 W 88.79082 N 32.49809 W 88.80085
N 32.50379 W 88.79163 N 32.49726 W 88.80051
N 32.49809 W 88.80085 N 32.49684 W 88.80071
N 32.49736 W 88.80036 N 32.49703 W 88.80061

 

GPS Locations of structure that was added Feb 2017

N 32.50385   W 88.79848                     N 32.50542    W 88.79883

N 32.50688   W 88.79911                     N 32.50491    W 88.79847

N 32.50631   W 88.79948                     N 32.50362    W 88.79835

N 32.50583   W 88.79966                     N 32.50378    W 88.79896

N 32.50583   W 88.79906                     N 32.50326    W 88.79865

N 32.50564   W 88.79934                     N 32.50301    W 88.79849

N 32.50534   W 88.79861


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