Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Ross Barnett Reservoir - 3/19/2018 1:54:12 PM


Some bass have moved shallow while others may still be deep due to the on and off cold days in recent weeks. Working lures (spinner baits and crank baits) from shallow to deep water may be the option for getting a strike.  Target shallow water with soft plastics for early spawning fish later in the day.


Bream can be targeted around deep structure at depths of 10 - 12 ft near the bottom. Red worms and crickets may produce the most success for targeting these fish. 


Crappie may still be deep about 12 -14 ft of water and staging off points and around the ledges. Using jigs or minnows may be the most productive way to catch these fish. 

Crappie are also very active below the spillway this time of year when discharge rates are high.


Try fishing on bottom using worms, liver and cut bait out in the flats from the bank. Fishing off the Natchez Trace is popular this time of year.


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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