Fishing ReportBee Lake - 5/23/2018 2:10:16 PM
Water levels at Bee are still relatively high but are fallen some compared to a couple weeks ago.
Bass should be in shallow water between 2 and 4 feet deep near structure. Good bait choices include soft plastic worms or lizards, big spinnerbaits, or Rattle Traps. As water temps continue to rise, the early morning and late afternoon should be the best times of day. Running all the way to the north end near the vegetation is often a good location to try, or try fishing around the piers.
Bream should be shallow and beginning to form spawning beds. Look for fish in water less than 4 feet deep, especially around logs brush tops, or other structure near the shoreline. Most anglers use crickets, but red worms are also a good bait choice.
Most crappie should be suspended off shore in deeper water. Try trolling in 5 to 8 feet of water. Right around the bridge pilings to the left of the boat ramp is sometimes a good spot. Brightly colored jigs, road runners, or minnows should be good bait choices for muddy water.
For catfish try tightlining on the bottom with nightcrawlers, cut bait, or other catfish baits, or try fishing trotlines along the shallow flats. If you can find a culvert with water flowing into the lake, try fishing there too....sometimes catfish tend to stack up near inflowing water.
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.
There is a $5 launch fee to use the only private ramp at Bee Lake.