Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 8/14/2018 3:51:08 PM

Not much has changed as the late summertime grind is here. Fishing pressure continues to slow down. Water temps are running in the upper 80s with 3.5 ft. of visibility. Not many folks are casting for bass right now, but an early morning and late evening topwater bite around shallow brush can be had with pop-r’s and small prop baits. In between those periods, Texas/Carolina-rigged worms, shakeyheads, and crankbaits are catching a few bass in the creek channels. The few bream reports are from anglers fishing from the pier and along the bank. Most angler are tight lining red worms and crickets. Look for any cover around deeper bedding areas to be holding fish. The crappie bite is slow. If you plan on targeting them, look for any brush close to the creek channel to be a magnet for crappie. Try both minnows and jigs to see which the fish prefer. For catfish, tight line worms or cut bait around any cover along primary drop-offs and along the creek channel.


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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