Bee Lake is open to fishing and boating. The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft. Bank fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).
Fishing ReportBee Lake - 7/1/2020 9:20:36 AM
|Bass||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. There have been reports of anglers recently catching some bass. Although they were not huge fish, tournament anglers did catch some fish a couple weekends ago. 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.|
|Crappie||For crappie target shoreline areas with structure such as cypress knees, flooded brush, or submerged vegetation. Many crappie anglers use jigs or minnows and fish slowly around and in structure.|
|Bream||Bream fishing is starting to pickup on Bee Lake. A few anglers have reported catching some good sized bluegill. Anglers may want to target areas of structure, including cypress knees, brush piles, fallen trees or vegetation. Crickets and red worms are always a good bait of choice. Fish along banks in 2-5 feet of water.|
|Catfish||There have not been any reports of anyone fishing for catfish at this time. 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 include near the pipes when water is flowing in from nearby fields and along the shoreline on the northern arm of the lake.|
Special Fishing Regulations
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Creel Limits (per person, per day)
No Alligator Gar harvest allowed from Bee 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.