Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Prentiss Walker Lake - 11/23/2022 10:23:53 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass No report. Try bass fishing near shoreline brush with jigs or soft plastics.
Crappie No report. Target crappie in water depths of 6 - 9 feet deep. Try trolling small crankbaits or using live minnows over brush piles..
Bream No report. Bream can be caught in shallow water. Try catching these fish using red worms or crickets.
Catfish No report. Catfish can be caught in deep water. Target these fish using commercial stink baits or liver. Bank fisherman have had success tightlining off the old beach area and along the dam.



Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
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 Prentiss Walker Lake, please call (601) 733-2611. For Google Maps users, the lake is labeled Lake Ross Barnett.

Prentiss Walker 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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