Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 11/19/2018 3:15:31 PM

Surface water temps were around the 58 degree mark with 4 ft. of visibility as of Sunday.




Anglers are targeting the deeper portions of the flats and the pockets. Anglers are using spinnerbaits, crankbaits, rattle traps, Alabama-rigs, and jerkbaits in those areas. Some anglers are targeting primary drop-offs and creek channels with crankbaits, Alabama-rigs, swimbaits, Texas/Carolina-rigged plastics, and shakeyheads. The creek channel behind the office and the levee are good areas for this pattern.




The bite is slowing down with the dropping water temps. Anglers are tight lining crickets and worms in 5 – 8 ft. of water around cover in that depth range.




Anglers are targeting off shore brush piles along the creek channel and along the deeper east bank of the lake. Both jigs and minnows should get you some bites, but one may out produce the other on any given day.




No recent catfish report. Try targeting the creek channel and around the deeper points with night crawlers, cut shad, and liver. The creek channel behind the cabins is a good area for this pattern. Tight lining is a popular technique for catfish.


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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