Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Bay Springs - 8/4/2020 9:33:17 AM
Species Detail
Bass The few crappie anglers fishing have been picking up a few fish by targeting standing timber in 6 to 10 ft. of water and deeper ledges off the old river run in the Pratts, Chism and Swedenburg sloughs with minnows.
Crappie The few crappie reports are coming from deep water near the McDougal and Ashcraft areas of the lake. The deep ledges and brushpiles in 18 to 25 ft. of water seem to be holding fish. Both minnows and jigs should produce some bites.
Catfish The catfish reports are slow. Most folks are fishing in the canal between Bay Springs and Pickwick with cutbait or small whole shad.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Crappie (combined black and white) Minimum Length Limit 9 inches and under

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Crappie (combined white and black) 30

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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