Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Bay Springs - 11/27/2023 2:49:15 PM
Species Detail
Bass The bass bite is slow to fair, but quality fish are proving harder to find for most anglers. Look for the shallow bite to continue through the rest of the year as more and more fish move shallow to chase shad. Some anglers are targeting the deeper grass lines during the day with Texas-rigged worms, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, and swimbaits. Some anglers are opting to fish the canal in the Divide Cut around the culverts and run outs. Anglers are covering a lot of water with this pattern using crankbaits and spinnerbaits.
Crappie The fall bite continues to be fair. Anglers are targeting brush tops and cover in the 20 ft. depth range. Both minnows and jigs are getting bites.
Catfish The catfish anglers continue to target the canal above Crow’s Neck. Cut/whole shad is most popular bait, but other baits like night crawlers and liver may also get some bites. Look for the bite to be better around the run outs in the channelized divide cut.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Crappie (combined black and white) Minimum Length Limit 9 inches and under

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Crappie (combined white and black) 30

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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