Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 8/20/2018 12:30:37 PM

The bass reports continue to be slow to fair due to the late summer grind that typically happens every year. Some anglers are hitting points and laydowns along the channel with crankbaits and jigs. Others are targeting the backwater areas like Camp Pratt and the Coalfire area with various topwater lures, Texas-rigged soft plastics, and jigs. Grassy areas close to deeper water is typically the best areas in those deeper backwaters. Some crappie action is being reported around the Nashville Ferry area, particularly in James Creek. Anglers are either trolling or pulling jigs around some of the deeper bends or vertical jigging with either minnows and jigs around the laydowns and other woody cover. The catfish bite is fair to good along the navigation channel and the mouths of the old river runs. Cut or whole shad, kool-aid flavored chicken, and liver have been popular choices. Any current should help the bite.


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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