Fishing ReportBay Springs - 4/16/2018 10:42:20 AM
Water temps fell this weekend due to the cold front that moved through the area. The bass bite is good as anglers are starting to catch fish up shallow but a lot of the fish are still in the transition phase. It took 20 pounds to win the Sunday evening tournament there this past weekend. Anglers are throwing spinnerbaits, senkos, and Texas-rigs up shallow in search of a big female bass bite. The key for the quality bite is to fish slowly. Both spots and largemouth can be caught by running windy banks and targeting timber in the backs of the pockets. Some anglers are choosing to stay a little deeper and target fish that haven’t moved up. Those anglers are throwing jigs, Carolina-rigs, and heavy spinnerbaits. The crappie reports were good if not great before the cold front this weekend. Last week, anglers were catching fish on just about any cover they found in 12 ft of water or less. Most crappie anglers were either casting jigs or vertical jigging jigs with a few throwing minnows. Like the bass anglers, some are choosing to stay deep to target those fish that haven’t moved up. A few reports of catfish being caught are coming in on the northern part of the lake and in the divide cut. The anglers in the divide cut have been targeting the run outs with a tight lined technique.
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.