Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Paul B. Johnson State Park - 3/20/2018 12:37:32 PM

Statewide Creel Limits apply on all species except Largemouth Bass.

Bass length limit regulations which are in place at Geiger Lake: the creel limit is 10 bass/day the slot limit is 18 - 22 in. (none can be in possession) with one fish allowed over 22 in.   

Bream - 100/day     Crappie - 30/day     Catfish - 10/day

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For more information about the lake please contact the Paul B. Johnson park office at (601) 582-7721

Fishing Report 

Water Temp: 65°

Visibility: 37"

Most fishing is picking up in shallow waters as the temperatures rise.  Bedding activity is beginning with Bass, Crappie and Bream around the lake.  

Largemouth bass can be caught along the dam and in shallow areas near structure. They are biting most heavily in the old creekbed that runs through the lake.  Try soft plastics, jigs and night crawlers.  

Crappie can be caught around structure in 5 to 7 feet of water on minnow-tipped jigs. Slow trolling small crankbaits or minnows can also be effective.  They seem to be biting most readily near the dam.

Fish for bream in 5 to 10 feet of water on crickets and worms fished on the bottom.  Fishermen are having the most luck between the dam and the spillway in the shallows using live worms.

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.

Bream fishing is picking up in the shallows in Geiger Lake.  This redear was caught between the spillway and dam on a live worm.


Geiger Lake

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