Fishing ReportLake Washington - 12/5/2017 4:24:02 PM
Lake Washington Fishing Report
Weekly fishing reports will resume February 2018.
For winter fishing for crappie look for most fish in deeper waters. Try fishing around cypress knees and trees. Fish will likely be suspended in 6 - 18 feet of water around structure. Minnows or Jigs are both good bait choices. Calm, sunny days are probably the best times to try them out.
Bass fishing during cold 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 fishing is normally fair during the winter time. Try tightlining on the bottom with nightcrawlers, cut bait, or other catfish baits, or try fishing trotlines along the shallow flats.
Bream fishing is usually slow at during the 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.
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.
- 5 bass per angler per day
- Must be over 15 inches long
- 2 fish under 15 inches may be kept each day
- 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 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.
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.
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.