Fishing & Boating


Weekly fishing reports will pick back up in February.

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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.  

Giant Salvinia

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 11/29/2023 4:22:20 PM
Species Detail
Bass Aliceville during the winter is just like Aberdeen and Columbus. There just aren’t many anglers fishing. Cold and muddy water generally makes for tough fishing. Once the water temps drop into the 40’s, the bass bite really slows down, especially during dirty water events. Some success can be had in Luxapalila Creek, which comes into the Aliceville pool on the upper end of the lake. Spotted Bass typically bite better during the colder months than largemouth, and can provide some action when none can be found on the rest of the lake. Jig-n-pig combos, crankbaits, and dark colored Texas-rigs are good options there. Several days of warmer weather can trigger the bass to feed. The shallow backwaters on the lower end of Aliceville (Camp Pratt river run, Coalfire creek, Rivermont) tend to warm up quicker and can provide some good action during the cold months. Texas-rigged soft plastics, jig-n-pig combos, chatterbaits, and Colorado-bladed spinnerbaits are the best options there.
Crappie The crappie bite will be fair until water temps drop below 50 degrees. The best areas to target will be the backwaters where some cleaner water is present. The best depth range during the cold season is generally 5 to 10 ft. Once the water temps drop into the 40’s, the crappie bite will be tough, especially during dirty water events. With several days in a row of warm weather, crappie will get more active in the shallow sloughs that are off the channel and somewhat protected like Camp Pratt and Big Coalfire. Contrasting colored jigs typically work better during dirty water conditions.
Catfish Look for fish to be holding at the edge of any current along the navigation channel. Tight lining cut or whole shad is typically the best presentation this time of year. The deep holes along old river runs are also a good spot to look for catfish.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Crappie (combined white and black) Minimum length limit 9 inches and under
Catfish No length limit Anglers can harvest only one catfish over 34 inches

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Crappie (combined white and black) 30
Catfish No limit Anglers can harvest only one catfish over 34 inches
  • 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).

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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