Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 11/19/2018 3:10:07 PM



Anglers are targeting the backwater areas to avoid the main channel due to high current and muddy conditions. Camp Pratt, Kincaid and James Creek, and the Big Coalfire area continue to be popular. Shallow cover should be holding fish as they tend to get tighter to cover in dirty water conditions. If the fish aren’t willing to chase a wobbling crankbait or vibrating spinnerbait/chatterbait, dark colored Texas-rigged plastics and jigs are good back up options.




Crappie anglers are targeting a lot of the same water that bass anglers are targeting. The Big Coalfire and Camp Pratt areas are popular. Both jigs and minnows are catching a few fish but look for contrasting colored jigs to work better in dirty water conditions.




Anglers are using both rod-n-reel presentations (tight lining) and jugs to target catfish. Anglers are hitting the mouths of the creeks and old river runs while others are fishing in the old river runs. Look for fish to be holding at the edge of the current. Cut or whole shad and skipjack it typically the best bait this time of year.


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.


Fishing Regulations

Crappie (combined black and white)

Lengths to Release:
Crappie: 9 inches and under
Paddlefish:  All lengths

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Crappie: 30
Paddlefish:  0

Paddlefish harvest and possession is prohibited in the Tenn-Tom Waterway, Tombigbee River and it's tributaries.

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.



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