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Lake Lowndes - 5/16/2018 2:27:52 PM

Surface water temps are running in the upper 70’s to low 80’s. The bass bite is fair. A few fish are still shallow, hanging around grassy flats, woody cover near bream beds. The best baits for both bank and boat anglers are Texas-rigged worms, spinnerbaits and various topwater lures. The crappie fishing is slow. The fish are continuing to move slightly deeper. The best areas have been brushtops in 8 – 10 ft of water. Jigs are producing the most bites, but that can change daily. The bream bite is good. The bluegill will be on and off the beds periodically over the next few months. Crickets and worms are attracting the most bites. A few anglers use beetlespins to help them locate the beds that can’t be seen visually. The catfish bite is fair with most fish coming out of deeper water around drop-offs and the creek channel. Most anglers are using worms and liver on a tight line.

 

May 15, 2018

Fishing Rule Changes Announced

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced fishing regulation changes on several MDWFP managed lakes. At Tippah County Lake, and the lakes at Tombigbee State Park and Lake Lowndes State Park, the daily creel limit for black bass has been reduced from 30 per angler to 10 per angler. At Lake Lamar Bruce, the black bass slot limit will change from 16 - 22 inches to 18 - 24 inches, and the slot limit will move from 14 - 22 inches to 16 - 24 inches at Lake Monroe. The daily creel limit of 10 bass per angler including one bass over the slot limit will be the same.

Several rule changes were adopted at White’s Creek Lake near Eupora. The slot limit on black bass will be replaced with a 15-inch minimum length limit, and the daily creel limit will be five bass per angler. A 10-inch minimum length limit will apply to crappie, and the daily creel limit will be reduced to 15 crappie per angler. In addition, the daily creel limit on bream will be 25 per angler.

Rule changes were also made at Lake Washington and Moon Lake. The changes for Lake Washington prohibit anglers from possessing crappie under the 11-inch minimum length limit and black bass under the 15-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit will remain 30 crappie per angler and 5 black bass per angler. The regulation change also prohibits anglers from possessing crappie under 11 inches and bass under 15 inches if they are in Paul Love Park or on the weir in the outlet channel. At Moon Lake, the change prohibits anglers from possessing crappie under the 10-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit will remain 30 crappie per angler.

All rule changes become effective on May 28, 2018.

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com or call (601) 432-2200. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.

 

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: :

http://tempuri.org/tempuri.html

 

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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