Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Jeff Davis - 12/3/2018 1:36:33 PM

Lake Jeff Davis is a 100 acre lake located in Jefferson Davis County, 3 mi. S of Prentiss on Hwy 42. For information about Lake Jeff Davis, please call (601) 792-8225.

Statewide Creel Regulations apply on all fish species except Bass.

Any Bass between 18-24 inches must be released, one over 24 inches may be kept.  Limit of 15/day.

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

Click here for a lake 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.  

Winter Fishing Tips (Weekly reports will resume mid-February)

Bream can be caught throughout the winter on worms or crickets in deep water, especially near standing timber and creek channels.

Largemouth bass can be found suspended around willow trees on the flats bordering creek channels. Try soft stick baits, drop shots, and jigs fished slowly. They can also be caught in the rip-rap along the dam with suspending jerkbaits and shad raps.  All bass between 18" and 24" must be released, and only one over 24" may be kept.

Catfish are usually good on the shallower flats and points. Try cutbait and worms fished on the bottom.

Crappie are going to be found along the edge of the main channel and in the deepest fish attractors. Try drifting jigs and shiners along the channels at varying depths to find them.



In 2018, fish attractors were added to Lake Jeff Davis.  Below is a list of coordinates:

31.56466, -89.83796

31.56558, -89.83828

31.56676, -89.83742

31.56745, -89.83750

31.56744, -89.83833

31.56738, -89.83796

31.56383, -89.84036



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