Fishing ReportEagle Lake - 3/19/2018 12:55:59 PM
Yore Country Store and The Landing have plenty of bait and supplies.
Hwy. 465 to Eagle Lake is closed. Access to the lake will still be possible via the mainline river levee road off of Hwy. 61, just north of the Yazoo River bridge.
***New crappie regulations went into effect October 1, 2015. The creel limit was reduced from 50 to 30 fish per angler, and all fish 11" and under must be released immediately.***
Very few bass anglers have been interviewed lately. The bass bite has been fair, with most anglers catching a few. Spinnerbaits and soft plastics should produce some strikes. Bass must be over 16" to keep at Eagle Lake. All bass 16" and under must be immediately released.
Currently there are no reports on bream, although a few have been caught by crappie anglers. Try fishing around the rock jetties by the boat ramp with crickets or worms.
The anglers above had 22 fish weighing 36.75 pounds, an average of 1.7 pounds each.
The crappie bite has slowed since the cold front came through, and fishing pressure has been lighter since Hwy 465 has been closed. Some nice fish are being caught, however, and most are being caught in less than four feet of water. Anglers are having some success trolling as well. The Magnolia Crappie Club hosted a tournament on Eagle February 24th. The winning weight was 16.59 pounds, with a big fish of 3.15 pounds!
Currently there are no reports, but catfish are always a good option on Eagle. Try cutbait or chicken livers fished on the bottom.
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.