Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Bay Springs - 7/6/2020 10:34:44 AM
Species Detail
Bass The bass bite is fair to good depending on who you talk to. Some quality fish have been caught lately during the evening hours. Deep points, humps, and drop-offs are still holding the most bass as well as some of the deeper hydrilla along the mainlake. Most fish are coming on Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shaky head worms, and heavy jigs. Other lures that are getting a few bites have been deep diving crankbaits, swimbaits, and spoons.
Crappie The crappie reports are coming from deep water near the McDougal and Ashcraft areas of the lake. The few crappie anglers are hitting the deep ledges and brushpiles in 18 to 30 ft of water. Both minnows and jigs are catching fish.
Catfish The catfish reports are fair with most folks using rod-n-reels and jug fishing in the canal between Bay Springs and Pickwick. Nightcrawlers, cutbait, and minnows have been best baits.

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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