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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Friday, November 08, 2013

2013 Fall Fishing Forecast for Northeast Mississippi Lakes

JACKSON - Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are excited about the fall fishing season in Northeast Mississippi.  Fishing in this region has already started to improve, as water temperatures decrease.  "Fall fishing is often overlooked as most people start concentrating on hunting," said MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Tyler Stubbs.  "However, in the fall, fish will feed more in preparation for the winter months producing some of the best fishing of the year," said Stubbs.  Fall bass anglers should target lakes that have large shad and shiner populations such as Pickwick, Bay Springs, Trace State Park, and the Canal Section Lakes A through E that make up the Tenn-Tom Waterway.


Crappie and bream fishing is also improving as the seasons begin to change.  Columbus and Aberdeen Lakes boast some of the best fall crappie fishing in the state.  Most anglers at these lakes fish around submerged structure in the old river runs.  The state fishing lakes in Northeast Mississippi provide great fall fishing opportunities, too. "Lake Monroe, Tippah County Lake, and Elvis Presley Lake are great lakes to fish if you're looking for a smaller, quieter atmosphere," said Stubbs.  "They all provide great fall fishing for crappie, bream and catfish," added Stubbs.  These lakes have abundant shoreline access so a boat is not needed.  Most anglers target submerged tree tops using live bait.


Many fish attractors have been added to these lakes over the past few years and can be found on our website at www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating/lake-depth-maps .


For more information regarding fish or fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-432-2212. 

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