Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Pascagoula River - 8/9/2022 4:42:47 PM
Species Detail
Bass Bass are biting well on plastics in natural colors fished near structure in oxbows and bayous. They are also biting well in the marsh along vegetation edges with minnow-like crankbaits.
Bream Bream may be caught using redworms on bottom in oxbows. They may also bite in the main channel near woody cover or structure.
Catfish Catfish bite well on cut bait fished on bottom in the main channel.
Crappie Crappie bite well in oxbows on live minnows or curly tailed jigs in natural colors.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Minimum length limit 12 inches and under

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 10 The minimum length limit for black bass is in effect in the Pascagoula River from Merrill to the Highway 90 bridge (this includes all connected oxbow lakes, East [Little] River, West River and all water areas between East River and West River). Only bass over 12 inches may be in possession on these waters with a creel limit of 10 black bass per day



Water Level

Graham Ferry: 7.22' and rising (National Weather Service Flood Stage: 16')

 Merrill: 5.25' and falling (National Weather Service Flood Stage: 22')

Up to date water levels can be found at the USGS site, just select the monitoring station nearest your favorite fishing spot.


Additional Information

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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