Fishing & Boating


Weekly fishing reports will return in February. Below are a few tips for fishing during the winter and early spring.

Fishing Report

Prentiss Walker Lake - 3/22/2023 3:29:15 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Largemouth bass fishing has been fair. Try using shallow diving crankbaits that imitate a fleeing shad or sunfish.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been poor. Fish in deep water with blue and silver jigs or live minnows.
Bream Bream fishing has been poor. Fish in shallow water with small worms or crickets.
Catfish Anglers haven't reported catfish catches recently. Try catfishing with nightcrawlers or liver.

 Water Temperature: 58 F          Water Visibility: 36"  


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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