Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aberdeen Lake - 8/4/2020 8:29:55 AM
Species Detail
Bass The majority of the bass bite continues to come from the deeper sloughs and backwaters with timber and grass. Early in the morning and late in the evening, anglers are throwing frogs, buzzbaits, weed less swimbaits, and flukes. In between those periods, anglers are swapping to Texas-rigged soft plastics and jigs. Target shady areas when the sun gets high. A few anglers are targeting the cover along the main channel. Anglers are targeting laydowns and other cover with Texas-rigged plastics, spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. A few anglers are targeting the riprap above Hwy. 278, but those bites are still a bitty spotty. Shakeyheads, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits are working there.
Crappie The crappie bite has been fair to slow. The few crappie anglers that are fishing are targeting the old river runs around deeper banks that have cover with minnows.
Catfish The few anglers targeting catfish are using jugs and trotlines on the navigation channel and up around the mouth of the old Tombigbee River. Cutbait and small whole shad seems to be working.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Minimum Length Limit 14 inches and under
Crappie (combined white and black) Minimum Length Limit 9 inches and under

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth ) 10
Crappie (combined white and black) 30
  • Paddlefish harvest and possession is prohibited in the Tenn-Tom Waterway, Tombigbee River and it's tributaries.
  • Walleye harvest and possession is prohibited in the Tombigbee River and it's tributaries north of Hwy 278 (Monroe, Itawamba and Prentiss Counties).


From the Aberdeen Lake dam downstream to the U.S. Highway 45 overpass, including the auxiliary spillway and the associated bank fishing access area in the Tombigbee River cutoff below the dam.

  • Anglers can only use one pole or rod per person.
  • Artificial lures with no more than 3 treble hooks no larger than #2 may be used anytime.
  • The use of baited or bare treble hooks is illegal.
  • No other gear can be used in these waters except that dip or landing nets, cast nets, boat mounted scoops, wire baskets, minnow seines, and minnow traps may be used to capture bait. Anglers keeping minnows, shad, nongame gross fish and non-native fish caught with these gear types must immediately place their catch on ice or in a dry container.
  • From Dec 1 until the last day of February - Anglers can only fish with 2 single hooks no larger than #2.  Hooks must be secured at least one inch apart.
  • From March 1 to Nov 30 - Anglers can only fish with 2 single hooks of any size.  Hooks must be secured at least one inch apart.

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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