Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Natchez State Park - 9/19/2018 9:05:18 AM

For more information, call the lake office at (601) 442-2658

Water Temperature: 83 F          Visibility: 24" 


Bass fishing has been fair. Try fishing with soft plastic lures in deeper water. In shallow water try using topwater lures and shallow diving crankbaits. Anglers have been having some success lately on red colored worms.   


Bream fishing has been fair recently. Try fishing with crickets and worms in shallow water. 


Crappie fishing has been fair. Try targeting fish with jigs or minnows in depths between 6 - 10 ft of water.


Fishing for catfish has been good lately.Try fishing with cutbait, livers, or commercially produced stinkbaits on the bottom. Below is a picture of a nice catfish caught by Hugh Carithers. It weighed in at a whopping 35.01 lbs. Congrats to Hugh on a great catch. 

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.



Fish attractors were added in several locations in February 2015.  Be sure your GPS is set to read decimal degrees (shown below) and not degrees-minutes-seconds when attempting to locate the attractors.  Coordinates and a map are shown below:

Natchez fish attractors

 31.595850 N   91.203029 W         31.597647 N   91.203667 W

31.594941 N   91.203450 W          31.592900 N   91.205240 W

31.590913 N   91.204257 W          31.590750 N   91.205380 W

31.589594 N   91.208455 W          31.589594 N   91.208955 W

31.589594 N   91.208455 W          31.589842 N   91.208350 W

31.590028 N   91.208074 W          31.593749 N   91.208157 W

31.594715 N   91.209512 W          31.598284 N   91.211600 W

31.599235 N   91.211145 W          31.598431 N   91.207810 W

31.598215 N   91.206750 W          31.591195 N   91.204700 W

31.591075 N   91.204900 W          31.591390 N   91.204935 W

31.596840 N   91.203330 W

Click here for a lake depth map.


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