Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Charlie Capps - 3/19/2018 10:13:07 AM

Fishing remains pretty slow right now as the lake continues to recover from the fish kill last fall.  Fish sampling after the fish kill indicated that there are still good numbers of bream and small bass in the lake, but most all the big fish died. Last fall MDWFP restocked the lake with more juvenile bream, crappie, and some adult bass. 

Fishing this spring will likely be below average due to the fish kill last year.  There are still plenty of fish in the lake, especially bream, but most are small.  These fish should grow quickly, however, and the lake should continue to recover.



Bream anglers are catching a few off the banks, but not many.  Most anglers are using red worms or crickets and fishing in less than 5 feet of water.  There are lots of small bream out there, but the bigger ones are few and far between.



No new reports from bass anglers at Capps this week.  Most all bass in the lake are small (less than 10 inches long).  A few fish might be picked up along the shoreline with soft plastics, rooster tails, or small crank baits in 2 - 5 feet of water, but bass fishing has been poor so far this spring.


A depth map of Lake Charlie Capps can be found at the following link: Capps Depth Map


Creel Limits:    

  • Bass - 5 per day
  • Bream - 100 per day
  • Crappie - 20 per day 
Only bank fishing and non-motorized boats may be used.

All anglers except those exempt from purchasing a fishing license must carry on their person an annual Wildlife Management Area user permit to fish at Lake Charlie Capps.  These are available wherever hunting and fishing license are sold.
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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