Fishing & Boating


Weekly fishing reports will resume mid-February.  See below for winter fishing tips.

Fishing Report

Tippah County Lake - 12/6/2021 10:02:12 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass An often over-looked State fishing lake during the winter months. Main lake points and ditches, or creek channels will hold good numbers of quality bass and crappie. Jig-n-pig combos, 3/4 to 1 oz. spinnerbaits, Alabama-rigs, jigging spoons, and small hair jigs will catch both bass and crappie.
Crappie Main points and the creek channel are typically the areas to target for crappie during the cold season. Hair jigs, minnows, and vertically jigged blade baits are good choices to try in those areas.
Bream The bream bite will be slow during the cold season, but some quality redear can be caught. Try tight lining worms along the bottom along primary drop-offs and close to the creek channel.
Catfish Like bream, the catfish bite will be slow during the cold season. Making long casts out from points with tight lined worms and/or liver will be the best technique to use.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Catfish No length limit.

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes.
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes. 
  • Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and Coast Guard regulations.

 Additional Information:  


For information about Tippah County Lake, please call (662) 837-9850.

Tippah County 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.


In January of 2020 and 2021, MDWFP personnel sank donated Christmas trees in Tippah Lake. The brush piles are a good way to upcycle leftover Christmas trees and create fishing hot spots.  Coordinates have been verified; be sure you enter the number in the proper format.  Coordinates marked with * are approximate due to a glitch in the GPS unit, but are close.  The coordinates are listed below:


 34.7878, -88.9555

 34.7901, -88.9511

 34.7948, -88.9513

 34.7942, -88.9507

 34.7927, -88.9538

 34.7933, -88.9561

 34.7937, -88.9554


 34.78833, -88.9552*

 34.78600, -88.95636*

 34.79345, -88.94978*

 34.79415, -88.95042

 34.79498, -88.95135

 34.79366, -88.95390

 34.79197, -88.95367


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