Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Prentiss Walker Lake - 5/22/2018 4:02:29 PM

Temperature: 83 F          Visibility: 24"


Some post spawn bass have moved off the banks and can be found in structure and on deep points. Try fishing these areas using various colored soft plastics, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Prentiss Walker is bass crowded and the harvest of smaller fish is encouraged.


Bream are being caught in shallow water areas around structure. Fishing with redworms and crickets have shown to produce success in these areas.


Crappie have been caught in 6 - 12 ft of water along creek channels and structure. Try fishing in these areas with different colored jigs and minnows. A new lake record for crappie was established on Saturday May 19, 2018. The fish was caught on a jig in 12' of water by Ruth Emanuel. The crappie weighed in at 1.7 lbs. Congratulations to Ruth on her nice catch.

Catfish can be targeted at about 10 ft of water. Worms, liver and blood baits will be the best choices for catching these fish. Handgrabbing for catfish is now underway. The season starts on May 1 and ends July 15.

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

A lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.


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