Fishing & Boating


Beulah Lake is open to fishing and boating.  The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft.  Bank fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals). 

Fishing Report

Beulah Lake - 7/30/2020 2:25:42 PM
Species Detail
Bass There have not been any reports of anglers bass fishing at this time. Bass should be in water between 4 and 8 feet deep near structure. Good bait choices include soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Try fishing around the fishing piers on the Mississippi side of the lake. Or try around the old Fireman's Club ramp lately as well. Normally the best bite occurs on a slow fall of the river.
Crappie There have not been any recent reports, but look for crappie action to pick up with warmer temperatures approaching. Try fishing for crappie along the deepest edges of the fishing piers, especially those with lots of structure sunk around them. Another good place to try if you are trolling is the two deep blue holes on the Arkansas side. Most anglers are using jigs or minnows.
Bream There have not been any reports of any anglers bream fishing at this time. For bream, look for fish to be in water 4-6 feet deep, especially around logs, brush tops, or other structure near the shoreline. Most anglers use crickets, but red worms are also a good bait choice. Bream fishing is usually slow this time of year.
Catfish There have not been any reports of anglers fishing for catfish at this time. For catfish, try tightlining or fishing trotlines along the shoreline in water less than 6 feet deep. Blues, channels, and flatheads are all present in Lake Beulah. Best baits for blues and channels should be nightcrawlers or chicken liver. For flathead use live bait like goldfish. The catfish bite is often slow in the winter.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information

Water Level


Mississippi River Stages


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.

Please be aware that Silver carp are very abundant in Lake Beulah and may jump out of the water and collide with boater, skiers, and anglers.

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