Fishing & Boating


Geiger 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

Paul B. Johnson State Park - 8/4/2020 1:14:29 PM
Species Detail
Bass Bass are biting best on creature baits and frogs fished in the lilies in the early dawn hours. Larger fish are being caught in the creek channel on beetlespins and night crawlers fished in depths of 10'-12'.
Crappie Crappie bite picks up early in the mornings. They bite best when trolling with jigs in the old creek channel that runs parallel to the dam.
Bream Bream bite is good from nearly any bank fishing location. They are biting best on crickets and redworms.
Catfish Catfish bite is best near the T-pier and in the channel with livers fished on bottom.

Water Temp: 89°

Clarity: 46"

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) slot limit 18"-22"
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 10 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 22 inches
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes
  • No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes .
  • Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night.
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.

 Additional Information

For more information about Geiger Lake, please call (601) 582-7721.

Geiger 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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