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Clean your boat trailers!

Giant Salvinia is a highly invasive floating aquatic plant that is abundant in the Tenn-Tom Waterway. Please remove all vegetation from boat trailers before leaving launch areas.  

 


Fishing Report

Aberdeen Lake - 3/29/2023 7:06:40 AM
Species Detail
Bass Bass remain active around the shallow sloughs off the channel. The best action has been reported in the very backs of the sloughs where clearer water can be found. Topwater lures have been the most effective lately.
Crappie Most crappie reports are still coming from anglers fishing timber in deeper water but look for them to be moving back up into the grass as temps rise. Jigs and minnows are both working well.
Catfish Some anglers are reporting success along the main channel. Nightcrawlers and cut or whole shad are the baits of choice.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species

Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Minimum Length Limit 14 inches and under
Crappie (combined white and black) Minimum Length Limit 9 inches and under

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth ) 10
Crappie (combined white and black) 30
  • Paddlefish harvest and possession is prohibited in the Tenn-Tom Waterway, Tombigbee River and it's tributaries.
  • Walleye harvest and possession is prohibited in the Tombigbee River and it's tributaries north of Hwy 278 (Monroe, Itawamba and Prentiss Counties).

Spillway


From the Aberdeen Lake dam downstream to the U.S. Highway 45 overpass, including the auxiliary spillway and the associated bank fishing access area in the Tombigbee River cutoff below the dam.

  • Anglers can only use one pole or rod per person.
  • Artificial lures with no more than 3 treble hooks no larger than #2 may be used anytime.
  • The use of baited or bare treble hooks is illegal.
  • No other gear can be used in these waters except that dip or landing nets, cast nets, boat mounted scoops, wire baskets, minnow seines, and minnow traps may be used to capture bait. Anglers keeping minnows, shad, nongame gross fish and non-native fish caught with these gear types must immediately place their catch on ice or in a dry container.
  • From Dec 1 until the last day of February - Anglers can only fish with 2 single hooks no larger than #2.  Hooks must be secured at least one inch apart.
  • From March 1 to Nov 30 - Anglers can only fish with 2 single hooks of any size.  Hooks must be secured at least one inch apart.


Additional Information

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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