Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Columbia - 2/21/2018 10:00:49 AM

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 (Week of 02/18/18)

Water Temp: 66°

Visibility: 36"

Most fishing is picking up in shallow waters as the temperatures rise.  Bedding activity is beginning with Bass, Crappie and Bream around the lake.  

Largemouth bass can be caught in shallow areas near structure.  Try soft plastics, jigs and night crawlers.  

Crappie can be caught around structure in 5 to 7 feet of water on minnow-tipped jigs. Slow trolling small crankbaits or minnows can also be effective.  

Fish for bream in 5 to 10 feet of water on crickets and worms fished on the bottom.

Catfish can be caught with worms or livers fished on the bottom in the old creek channels.

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 these

Reel Facts Sheets.

Lake Columbia
5 Year old Mason Abraham with two gorgeous Crappie
Ashley Anderson with a 6lb Largemouth Bass caught in mid-July

New lake record Bluegill, 11 oz, set by Ray Newsome on April 15, 2017
Columbia Bass

Recent Bass catch from Lake Columbia

Columbia 8lb 6oz
8 lb. 6 oz. bass recently caught!
Recent redear

Redear catch!


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