Fishing & Boating


Lake Charlie Capps 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 Charlie Capps - 7/30/2020 2:28:48 PM
Species Detail
Bass Bass activity has been slower during the summer heat. Some anglers are still having some success early morning before the sun gets high. For bass try fishing along banks in 3-5 feet of water. Bass tend to hang around brush piles where bream are. Try different spinner and crankbaits.
Crappie There have not been any reports of anglers crappie fishing at this time. However, look for action to start to pick up with warmer temperatures approaching. For crappie, anglers could try trolling in the deeper holes the lake. With temperatures being cooler, crappie are likely congregating in deep waters finding warmer areas. Minnows or jigs may be a good bait of choice.
Bream Bream bite has been great in the past few weeks. If you can handle the summer heat the bream are there for the catching. For bream, try fishing brush piles and around the fishing piers in 2-4 feet of water. Crickets and earthworms are great bait choices for bream.

Nice bass recently caught at Lake Charlie Capps

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) No length limit
Crappie (combined black and white) No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 5
Crappie (combined black and white) 20

Additional Information

Capps 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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