Fishing & Boating


Kemper County 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 and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).  


Fishing Report

Kemper County Lake - 8/4/2020 4:50:39 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass The fishing reports are about the same as last week as the bite is a fair. Topwater bite in the early morning hours and late evening has been good lately. Try fishing around 8 ft of water or more on structure, points, creek channels and drop-offs. Some lures to try are jerkbaits, trickworms, shallow running crankbaits and texas rigs.
Crappie Crappie fishing report is poor. Crappie can be found on structure, creek channels, points, and drop-offs in 8 to 12 ft of water. Crappie can be caught on minnows and jigs either casting or vertical jigging.
Bream Redear and bluegill have been caught in water from 4 to 10 ft of water spread out in coves using tight line rigs and bobbers with red worms and crickets and on fly rods with a floating and sinking flies.
Catfish Catfish can be found in deeper water along creek channels, off points and along drop-offs. They can be caught tight lining with chicken livers, stink baits, big minnows, and earthworms.

Temperature: 86.5

Visibility: 22"

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Catfish No length limit.

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes.
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes. 
  • Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and Coast Guard regulations.

Additional Information:


For information about Kemper County Lake, please call (601) 743-5505.

Kemper Lake Depth Map


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




GPS coordinates for fish attractors that were added in 2015





N 32.81377 W 88.74672 N 32.81393 W 88.72032
N 32.81374 W 88.74607 N 32.81433 W 88.72080
N 32.81382 W 88.74511  N 32.81458 W 88.72121
N 32.81340 W 88.74518 N 32.81809 W 88.75306
N 32.81306 W 88.74438 N 32.81719 W 88.75327
N 32.80463 W 88.73037 N 32.81762 W 88.75348
N 32.80421 W 88.73158 N 32.81736 W 88.75331
N 32.81490 W 88.72196 N 32.81749 W 88.75287
N 32.81256 W 88.71955 N 32.82136 W 88.74974
N 32.81239 W 88.71958 N 32.82163 W 88.74982
N 32.81298 W 88.71955 N 32.82193 W 88.74999
N 32.81286 W 88.71932 N 32.82217 W 88.75008
N 32.81327 W 88.71979 N 32.82176 W 88.75011




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