Fishing & Boating


Neshoba County 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 and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).  

Fishing Report

Neshoba County Lake - 8/4/2020 10:52:10 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been good lately. A good place to fish for bass is near the lily pads on south side of the lake. A topwater frog can work well early morning or late afternoon. If your fishing mid-day try using Texas rigged soft plastic lures.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been poor. Fish for crappie in deeper water along the channel creek or steep drop offs. Target these fish with jigs tipped nibble on the trailer. Some anglers are still having some success near the spillway with live minnows.
Bream Bream fishing has been good. Try fishing near or around the earthen and wooden piers. Use small worms or crickets to catch these fish.
Catfish Catfish have been biting good. Fish in deep holes. Use liver or cut bait to try and entice a bite. Some good catfish have been recently caught near the spillway.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) Slot length limit 16 to 20 inches
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) 10 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 20 inches
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 information about Neshoba County Lake, please call (601) 656-7376.

Neshoba County 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.           

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