Fishing & Boating


Moon Lake 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 fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals). 

Fishing Report

Moon Lake - 7/30/2020 2:35:54 PM
Species Detail
Bass Bass activity has been slow during the summer months which is to be expected. Look for bass in water about 6-10 feet deep, especially around structure. Anglers may want to try soft plastic worms or lizards, jigs, or spinnerbaits.
Crappie Crappie anglers are having some good success on the lake right now. Most crappie are being caught in the trees in 4 to 6 feet of water. Minnows and jigs are the best bait of choice.
Bream Bream bite has been consistently well over the past few weeks at Moon Lake. Anglers should target areas of structures such as cypress knees and brush piles. Crickets and red worms are always a good bait choice. Fish along banks in 4-8 feet of water.
Catfish There have not been any reports of anglers fishing for catfish at this time. For catfish, anglers use a variety of fishing gear such as rod and reel, trotline, jugs, and limb lines. Most anglers use things like nightcrawlers, chicken liver, or prepared catfish bait for channel catfish, while live bait such as goldfish or small sunfish are used for flathead catfish.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) No length limit
Crappie (combined black and white) Minimum Length Limit 10 inches & under

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 5
Crappie (combined black and white) 30

Additional Information 

Moon Lake 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.

Please be aware that silver carp are very abundant in Moon Lake and may jump out of the water and collide with boaters, skiers, and anglers.



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