Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Bee Lake - 9/17/2019 3:42:58 PM



Crappie fishing is usually pretty slow during this time of the year. High temperatures usually do not result in many fish being caught. Try targeting shoreline areas with structure such as cypress knees, flooded brush, or submerged vegetation.  During this time of the year, many crappie anglers use jigs or minnows while trolling in the deeper areas of the lake, mainly in waters 6-8 feet deep. 


For bass, target areas like the fishing piers across from the boat ramp or on the northern arm of the lake with spinnerbaits or soft plastics. Bass fishing usually picks up at Bee during this time of the year, including weekend fishing tournaments. Most anglers are having the most success in the mornings before temperatures get too hot. Fish sampling in the fall of 2018 found a slight increase in bass numbers at Bee Lake, with most adult fish between 12 and 15 inches in length.


Bream fishing at Bee Lake is in full swing. Anglers are having the most success early mornings and lake evenings when water temperatures are cooler.  Most anglers use crickets or small red worms for bream, targeting areas with cypress knees, brush, or submerged vegetation. Anglers sometimes finds beds in water less than 4 feet deep.


For catfish, anglers use a variety of fishing gear such as rod and reel, trotline, jugs, and limb lines.  Most anglers use things like nightcrawlers, chicken liver, or prepared catfish bait for channel catfish, while live bait such as goldfish or small sunfish are used for flathead catfish.  Good places to try for catfish at Bee right now include near the pipes when water is flowing in from nearby fields and along the shoreline on the northern arm of the lake.


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.



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