Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Bay Springs - 5/24/2023 7:15:56 AM
Species Detail
Bass The bass bite is fair to good as the fish are in transition from their spawning activity to their summertime areas. Those anglers trying to catch fish deep are throwing jigs, Texas/Carolina-rigged plastics as well as drop-shots and shakeyheads, and deep diving crankbaits. Anglers targeting the shallower transition areas like points are using shakeyheads, jigs and crankbaits.
Crappie The crappie bite has slowed down considerably, but some anglers are still catching some fish around the deeper brushtops. Best depths to target have been 15 – 20 ft. Both jigs and minnows have been producing some bites.
Catfish The catfish bite continues to be good, with the divide cut and run outs being popular areas. Cut bait or whole shad seem to be working as well as anything.

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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