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Weekly fishing reports will resume the week of February 15, 2023.  Listed below are winter fishing tips and techniques for Geiger Lake.


Fishing Report

Paul B. Johnson State Park - 11/29/2022 3:00:34 PM
Species Detail
Bass Through the winter bass tend to bite best with a slow retrieve on a highly attractive crank bait. Choose a lure in whites/silvers that makes a bit of noise when being reeled in and focus fishing effort near the dam. Soft creature baits in dark colors also work well in the tree line on the east side of the lake.
Crappie Winter is prime time for fishing for Crappie, they thrive in the chilly waters. Focus fishing effort near elevation changes in deep channels along the dam with small white crank baits or live minnows. Jigging works wonderfully along the dam, don’t be shy to use a spray-on fish attractant for artificial lures, a large part of the crappie’s predation instinct is scent driven.
Bream Bream fishing in the winter can be challenging. Focus fishing effort near vegetation or shallow structure with small white beetle spins or fish on bottom with redworms or night crawlers. A slow retrieve is best.
Catfish Catfish usually bite well through the winter. Focus fishing effort on bottom around the T-pier with stink baits or livers soaked in koolaid.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species

Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) slot limit 18"-22"
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 10 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.



 Additional Information

For more information about Geiger Lake, please call (601) 582-7721.

Geiger 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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