Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 3/19/2018 9:21:43 AM

The majority of the lake is still dirty from the rain earlier in the month. The bass bite could be considered fair to good. It took just under 15 pounds to win a local high school fishing tournament there this past weekend. Several anglers are targeting bass in the Coalfire and Rivermont area. A few reports of bedding bass are starting to come in. Dark colored jigs and Texas-rigged lizards have been the best pattern. Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, square-billed crankbaits, and swimbaits are also good options for those female fish that haven’t committed to spawn. The crappie reports are fair as anglers are starting to show up in traditional locations like Camp Pratt and Coalfire. Shallow cover like laydowns and stumps are holding the fish. One angler reported catching all of his fish on minnows in less than 14 inches of water over the weekend. Most anglers are choosing jigs over minnows right now, but both are catching fish. The crappie bite should only improve over the next month and as the water starts to clear up. For catfish, target areas like shallow bars and old river runs just off the channel with nightcrawlers and cutbait.


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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