Fishing & Boating


Lake Lowndes State Park is open to fishing and boating.  The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft.  Bank and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).


Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 8/4/2020 11:52:05 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass The dog days of summer continue and surface water temps are in the upper 80’s. Water clarity is around 3.5 ft. Not much change to report since last week’s report. For bass, an early morning and late-evening topwater bite continues along some of the shallow flats particularly around any cover on those flats. Buzzbaits, frogs, poppers, and walking style baits are good lures to try. In between those periods, Texas/Carolina-rigged worms, deep diving crankbaits, and jigs are catching a few bass along the creek channel and other deep structure.
Crappie The crappie report is poor. A few anglers are targeting offshore cover with both minnows and jigs, but they aren’t having much luck.
Bream Bream are biting worms and crickets around the deeper bedding and laydowns. Any cover adjacent to those bedding areas are sure to be holding fish. Cork fishing may work best around laydowns, while a tight line technique works best along drop-offs.
Catfish For catfish, tight line worms or cutbait around any cover along primary drop-offs and the creek channel.

Water temperature: 85

Visibility: 24"



Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Catfish No length limit.

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes.
  • 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.

Additional Information: 


For information about Lake Lowndes, please call (662) 328-2110.

Lake Lowndes 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.

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