Fishing & Boating


Lake Bogue Homa 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

Lake Bogue Homa - 8/4/2020 12:41:20 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass are biting best in the morning on light green frogs and lime-green spinnerbaits in the lily pads. Large fish can also be found from the cypress trees in the back of the lake.
Crappie Crappie are steady on minnows anywhere there is a current, near the spillway and in the creek channel where Bushy Creek flows into the lake in the evening hours. Some fishermen are also having luck in the coves when fishing deep near the vegetation edges.
Bream Bream are biting well on crickets fished near structure along the creek channels. Most being caught are palm sized Bluegill and Redear.
Catfish Large catfish are being caught when using 2-3 inch bream as bait fished near the end of the straight pier or in the shallows at the back of the lake at night.

Water Temp: 90°

Clarity: 24"

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Minimum Length Limit 15 inches and under
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 5
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 Lake Bogue Homa, please call (601) 425-2148.

Lake Bogue Homa 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.


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