Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 5/16/2018 2:22:28 PM

The crappie bite has slowed down. A few anglers are using crappie jigs and minnows around cover where shade is available. Best water depths are 4 to 8 feet. The bass reports continue to be fair. Bass are coming out of shallow vegetation and stumps near spawning areas. Texas-rigged plastics and jigs have been working during the day. A spinnerbait or weedless swimbait may get a bite from those fish guarding fry or around bream beds. Don’t overlook a topwater bite (frog or buzzbait) early and late. Popular areas again this past week were the backs of the sloughs in the Coalfire area as well as Camp Pratt. The catfish anglers reported some success just off the navigation channel. Target current breaks and eddies with cutbait for best results. Most anglers are opting to use set lines or rod-n-reel combos.


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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