Fishing & Boating


Tippah County Lake is open to fishing and boating.  The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft.  Bank and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).  


Fishing Report

Tippah County Lake - 8/4/2020 2:22:48 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass . The bass bite is fair. Anglers are targeting shallow cover with small spinnerbaits, roostertails, buzzbaits, and poppers during the twilight hours. During the day, anglers are moving deeper and targeting offshore structure and cover with Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, jigs, and shakeyheads.
Crappie For crappie, try trolling around deep water brush tops.
Bream The bream bite is fair to good with some anglers having more success than others. Most of the good reports are coming out of 4 – 8 ft. of water around traditional bedding areas and shoreline cover. Red worms and crickets are good bait choices, but crickets have been working better recently. Both bank and boat anglers are having some success.
Catfish Tight lining nightcrawlers or live bait in the creek channel is typically the best technique for catfish.

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, 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.  The coordinates are listed below:

N 34.7878,  W -88.9555

N 34.7867, W -88.9528

N 34.7901, W -88.9511

N 34.7948, W -88.9513

N 34.7942, W -88.9507

N 34.7927, W -88.9538

N 34.7933, W -88.9561

N 34.7937, W -88.9554


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