Weekly fishing reports will resume the week of February 17, 2020. Listed below are winter fishing tips and techniques for Eagle Lake.
Fishing ReportEagle Lake - 12/2/2019 4:09:29 PM
|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. Remember, largemouth bass must be over 16 inches long to keep.|
|Crappie||Crappie and large bream 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. Crickets and worms are good choices for bream. Also try fishing in Muddy Bayou around deep structure using the same techniques.|
|Bream||Bream will be at depths from 3 – 8 feet deep. Sometimes the bite can be slow during the winter time because fish metabolism slows down. The best bait to use is small worms. If you have a little patients you should be able to find where the fish are.|
|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.|
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)
|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.|
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.