Fishing & Boating


Lake Perry 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 Perry - 8/4/2020 1:11:44 PM
Species Detail
Bass Bass are biting best on dark colored plastics focused near the spillway and dam around and after dusk.
Crappie Crappie bite picks up early and late in the day. They are biting best from the piers using jigs and spinnerbaits as well as from boats in the channel near the dam.
Bream Bream bite is steady when using crickets and redworms fished near the piers or vegetation edges around the lake.
Catfish Catfish bite is best from the pier in front of the office with night crawlers fished on bottom.

Water Temp: 89°

Clarity: 33"

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
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes. 
  • Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.

 Additional Information

For more information about Lake Perry, please call (601) 784-6119.

Lake Perry 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. 

Lake Perry is well stocked with Florida Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Coppernose Bluegill, Shell Cracker (Red Ear Sunfish), Crappie, and Channel Catfish. Lake Perry is checked regularly by biologists for restocking needs and fertilized yearly.



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