Fishing ReportAberdeen Lake - 2/21/2018 8:06:45 AM
Bass anglers are heading to Aberdeen looking for the pre spawn bite. Water temps are running in the mid 50’s with wide fluctuations due to the erratic weather. Most of the lake is stained to muddy due to heavy rains over that last week or so. A few bass bites are being reported in the very backs of the sloughs where clearer water can be found. Jigs, chatterbaits, and dark colored Texas-rigged plastics like creature baits have been best lures. As water temps continue to warm, square-billed crankbaits and spinnerbaits will be a popular choices. A Colorado bladed spinnerbaits will be the better choice in the dirty water conditions. The crappie reports are few and far between. The crappie should start getting hot beginning in March. However, if you’re able to find a pocket of cleaner water in the backwaters, look for both jigs and minnows around woody cover. Like bass, the crappie are in their pre-spawn stage.
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.