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Lake Washington - 2/21/2018 1:21:06 PM

Lake Washington Fishing Report

Late winter and early spring time offer some great fishing opportunities in Mississippi. This is the time when water temperatures are heating up and crappie are spawning. Warmer water means fish become more active and tend to feed more, which is great news for anglers out on the lake.

Crappie

When fishing for crappie during late winter, look for most fish in deeper waters.  Anglers are catching fish while trolling the northern part of the lake in 10 - 12 feet of water. Fish are suspended 5 - 8 feet in the middle of the lake.   Minnows or Jigs are both good bait choices.  Calm, sunny days are probably the best times to try them out.

Bass

Bass fishing during chilly weather means fishing slow and trying to get fish to bite.  Try fishing spinnerbaits, flipping jig and pig combos near structure, or using swim baits or crankbaits.  Water temps usually warm up earlier in the year that nearby river connected oxbows, so if we get several warms days in a row in late winter/early spring then that might get them active and feeding.

Catfish

Catfish fishing is normally fair during the winter time.  But as the winter tappers off and having several days of spring like temperatures, fish become more active. Try tightlining on the bottom with nightcrawlers, cut bait, or other catfish baits, or try fishing trotlines along the shallow flats.

Bream

Bream fishing is still usually slow at during late winter.  Try using crickets around structure in 5 to 8 feet of water if you must, or just wait until later in the spring and summer.

 

Depth Map

A printable depth map of Lake Washington can be found at the following link:   LAKE WASHINGTON DEPTH MAP

 


For up-to-date fishing information lodging options, or to pick up live bait and fishing supplies, contact Pam Hammond at Roy's Store (662) 827 - 2588 or Mike Jones at Bait N Thangs bait shop (662) 827 - 2666.

Regulations

Largemouth Bass

  • 5 bass per angler per day
  • Must be over 15 inches long
  • 2 fish under 15 inches may be kept each day

Crappie

  • 30 crappie per angler per day
  • Must be over 11 inches long
  • 5 fish under 11 inches may be kept each day

100 bream per angler per day

No limit on catfish

Yo-yos

  • Yo-yos must be attended at all times (meaning you must   remain in sight of your yo-yos at all times).

  • Yo-yos may be left unattended from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. During this time all yo-yos left unattended must be tripped with the hook out of the water.

  • Yo-yos left untripped during this two hour period and yo-yos left unattended at any other times can be confiscated by MDWFP law enforcement officers.

Directions

Lake Washington is located off of Hwy 1 south of Greenville in Washington County. To get to the public boat ramp, turn off Hwy 1 on Hwy 436 going west towards Glen Allan. When the road ends at the lake, take a left and the ramp is located in the town of Glen Allan by the old Cotton Country Inn. Lake Washington Rd. E runs along the entire eastern shoreline of the lake and has multiple boat ramps, RV parks and cabins, and bait shops. 

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Yo-Yo Requirements:

All yo-yo's must have a waterproof or metal tag attached and visible above the water surface. The tags must contain the angler's full name and address. Yo-yo's must be attended on Lake Washington. Attended means devices must remain within sight of the angler during daylight hours.

 

 

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