Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 12/6/2018 2:27:31 PM

Late Fall/Winter fishing report:



The bass will relate to the creek channel, but don’t overlook the laydowns on the deep banks adjacent to the channel. Jig-n-pig combos, Alabama-rigs, and shakeyhead worms will out produce most other baits.




Target bream around cover in the 6 – 10 ft. depth range. Typically, tight lining worms is the best technique during the cold months.




Crappie can be found relating to the creek channel that winds down the middle of the lake, particularly around any cover adjacent to it. The best depths will range anywhere from 10 to 25 feet deep. Jigs or jig/minnow combinations will be the best bait choices.




Target the creek channel and around the deeper points with night crawlers, cut shad, and/or liver. Tight lining is the most popular technique for catfish.


Weekly fishing reports will pick back up in February.


Fishing Regulations


Lengths to release:
Catfish: no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Catfish: 10

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes. Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night. Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.


For more information, give the folks at the park a call at (662) 328-2110

A depth map of Lake Lowndes can be found at the following link: :


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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