Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Prentiss Walker Lake - 8/8/2022 4:21:20 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Target bass near structure or areas where the depths drop 2 - 3 feet. Try catching these fish using spinnerbaits or a wacky worm rig.
Crappie Crappie have moved to deep water right now. Try catching these fish using white of yellow colored jigs. If you are having difficulty catching fish with jigs try using live minnows.
Bream Bream should be in shallow water right now. Try fishing around woody structure or stumps. Target these fish with crickets or small worms.
Catfish Catfish can be targeted in deep water around creek ledges and structure. Worms, liver and blood baits will be best choices for baits.

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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