Fishing & Boating


Weekly fishing reports will return February 15. Below are some hints for fishing during the winter and early spring.

Fishing Report

Eagle Lake - 12/5/2023 8:59:52 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Largemouth bass can be caught during the winter. Try pitching jigs, shaky heads, soft stick baits, crawfish imitations, and drop shot rigs into and around the structure on the ends of piers. Spinnerbaits are typically good this time of year as well. The pad stems in front of Buck Chute and in Float Row can hold good fish during sunny days. Try throwing soft stick baits, spinnerbaits or boot tail swimbaits through open areas between the stems. The bridge pilings and docks in Muddy Bayou can hold bass when current is present.
Crappie Crappie can be caught throughout the winter off the ends of deeper piers, especially piers with added structure. Fish slowly for crappie with minnows or jigs and try fishing at different depths.
Bream Bream will be at various depths during the colder months. Target these fish with redworms, crickets or even small jigs. Another good area to catch bream is near Muddy Bayou around deep structure.
Catfish Catfish can be caught during the winter, but are often slow to bite. Try worms, liver, or cut bait fished on or near the bottom. The western side of the lake is popular for catfish, and anglers often use rod & reel, trotlines, and limblines.
White Bass White bass can be caught with crankbaits and tailspinners along flats or fishing open areas out from the piers. Fishing near the mouth of Muddy Bayou can be good when there is current.



Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) minimum length limit 16 inches & under
Crappie (white and black) minimum length limit 11 inches & under

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) 10 Regulations for Eagle Lake include the channel leading to the Muddy Bayou water control structure.
Crappie (white and black) 30 Regulations for Eagle Lake include the channel leading to the Muddy Bayou water control structure.


Additional Information:


Eagle Lake Depth Map


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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