Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aberdeen Lake - 6/30/2020 12:55:47 PM
Species Detail
Bass The bass anglers are targeting the sloughs and old river runs early in the morning in search of a topwater bite. Most bites are coming on black buzzbaits and frogs around both woody and grassy cover. After that, most action is coming in the deeper backwater areas and also along structure on the navigation channel. During the day, anglers are using Texas-rigged plastics, jigs, and weed less swimbaits. Some anglers are opting to target the rip rap section above the old Tombigbee River. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and shakeyheads are the lures of choice there.
Crappie The few crappie anglers are targeting some of the laydowns and brush along the channel. Crappie jigs or minnows are both catching a few fish.
Catfish The catfish anglers are finding success with rod-n-reels and also jugs. Cuts and creeks off the channel are best areas for rod-n-reel action. The upper end of the channel near the old river has been popular with the jug fishermen. Try a variety of baits from cut bait to catalpa worms to see which the fish prefer that day. A few anglers are having success for blues and flatheads by hand grabbing.

Special Fishing Regulations


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).


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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