Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aberdeen Lake - 5/22/2018 3:02:51 PM

The bass bite is fair. Bass anglers are using typical summer time tactics like dark colored Texas-rigged plastics, jigs and some topwater action thrown in early and late in the day on buzzbaits and frogs. Shallow backwaters with grass on the west side of the channel have been good areas. A few anglers are trying their hand for spotted bass along the rip rap portion of the lake, north of the old Tombigbee River. There, anglers are covering water with spinnerbaits, crankbaits and shakeyheads. A topwater bite can be had under overhanging bushes or around run outs. The crappie reports are still fair with a few fish still holding to shallow cover in backwater areas. Jigs and minnows have both been working. Black and chartreuse jigs have been a popular choice lately. Other anglers are targeting deeper, woody cover in 5 – 8 ft of water with some success. The catfish bite continues to be fair to good. Anglers are targeting fish with jugs, trotlines, and rod-n-reel combos just off the navigation channel. Mouths of old river runs are popular transition areas where fish may stop before moving shallow to spawn. Cutbait and whole shad have been the preferred bait. A few anglers have been having success hand grabbing as more and more fish move shallow to spawn.  


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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