Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Ross Barnett Reservoir - 9/19/2018 9:10:28 AM


Bass become more active in the morning and evening times. Bass usually are searching for schools of shad. The best lures for targeting these fish are crankbaits, jerkbaits and spinnerbaits. 


Try targeting bream in shallow water. Using small worms and crickets around structure may also produce some bites. 


Use jigs at depths of about 6 - 10 feet deep. Some crappie are also roaming the creek channels in search of food. Target these fish by trolling small crankbaits. Anglers have been having some success fishing around tree stumps with jigs.


Try fishing on the bottom using liver or cut bait. Try targeting catfish that are roaming creek channels. If you are fishing from the bank the Natchez Trace is a very popular right now.


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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