Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Columbia - 5/15/2018 5:20:47 PM

Statewide Creel Regulations apply on all fish species except Bass.

Any Bass between 14-18 inches must be released, one over 18 inches may be kept.  Limit of 5/day.

Bream - 100/ day     Catfish - 10/day     Crappie - 30/day

Find the Depth Map Here.

For more detailed information about the lake please contact the lake manager Dustin Brumfield at (601) 736-1861


Fishing Report 

Water Temp: 83°

Visibility: 36"

Largemouth bass can be caught in shallow areas near structure.  Try weightless plastics and jigs for bedding fish. 

Crappie can be caught in 7-9 feet of water on minnow-tipped jigs. Slow trolling small crankbaits or minnows can also be effective. A new record was caught on Saturday March 17, 2018 weighing in at 1lb 13oz. 

Bream are starting to be caught around piers and lily pads with crickets.  Redear are starting to bed and can be caught in shallow water on red worms or crickets.  Bluegill are also starting to bed in shallow areas around the lake.  The Lake Columbia record Redear Sunfish was caught on Saturday April 7, 2018 weighing in at 14oz.

Catfish are starting to bite well from earthen piers using liver.

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.

Anthony Spann holding the new Lake Columbia record Redear, weighing in at 14 oz!
Crappie are still biting well on Lake Columbia
The Crappie bite is picking up on Lake Columbia
New Lake Columbia record Crappie, weighing in at 1lb 13oz
Lake Columbia


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