Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aberdeen Lake - 3/19/2018 9:06:01 AM

As the air and water temps continue to rise, more and more anglers are taking to the water. The bass are moving shallow in preparation of the spawn. Anglers are using lipless crankbaits, paddletail swimbaits, square-billed crankbaits, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits to catch their fish. On the cooler, bad weather days or in dirty water conditions, they are opting for a dark colored jig or Texas-rigged creature bait. If you can find some cleaner water, swimbaits and spinnerbaits are working. Look for traditional bedding areas like Golden Pond to start filling up with fish as we move toward the full moon next week. The crappie reports are steadily picking up. Look for crappie to be holding on shallow cover close to the spawning areas. Crappie jigs, particularly black, red and chartreuse jigs should work well in dirty water conditions, while minnows may work better in cleaner water conditions. Let the fish tell you what they prefer on your next outing. For catfish, try nightcrawlers and cutbait just off the navigation channel in old river runs.


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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