Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 6/19/2018 12:50:43 PM

Like Aberdeen and Columbus lakes, the summer heat has slowed down the fishing pressure. Most action on the lake is coming from the bass and catfish anglers. Most bass anglers are targeting shallow grass beds and stumps early with topwater baits like frogs and buzzbaits, and then moving toward deeper water with cover during the day. Jigs and Texas/Carolina-rigged plastics are good choices during the day. Some anglers are hitting the flowing waters of the Luxapallila in search of both largemouth and spotted bass. Crankbaits, shakeyheads, and small Texas-rigged plastics are good choices here. The catfish reports have been good along the navigation channel and the mouths of the old river runs. Most catfish anglers are fishing trotlines and jugs with cutbait and liver. Those going for flathead catfish are either hand grabbing or using live bait. Anglers need to keep in mind that you may only keep one catfish over 34 inches. The few crappie anglers fishing are targeting deeper cover along the channel and the old river run at Camp Pratt. Either minnows or crappie jigs are good bait choices as one may out produce the other on  any given day.


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.


Fishing Regulations

Crappie (combined black and white)

Lengths to Release:
Crappie: 9 inches and under
Paddlefish:  All lengths

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Crappie: 30
Paddlefish:  0

Paddlefish harvest and possession is prohibited in the Tenn-Tom Waterway, Tombigbee River and it's tributaries.

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.



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