Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

JP Coleman/Pickwick Lake - 11/12/2019 4:58:55 PM
Species Detail
Bass A few bass have been caught shallow and deep on bladed lures and lures mimicking baitfish balls. Jerk baits have also produced a few decent fishing around weed lines.
Crappie Anglers should try 8 to 15 feet of water for suspended crappie. Try isolated brush piles with a single pole as well. This time of year is usually good for crappie fishing if you can find them. Try fishing around creek channels targeting suspended fish with minnows/jigs.
Catfish The catfish bite has been good. Anglers are drifting by laydowns and channel ledges using nightcrawlers, cut skipjack, and shad have been catching all species of catfish. A lot of anglers are having success jug fishing and bouncing the bottom.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted, and smallmouth) Minimum Length Limit 15 inches and under
Crappie (combined black and white) Minimum Length Limit 9 inches and under
Catfish Only 1 Catfish over 34 inches may be harvested Over 34 inches

For up to date Pickwick Lake water level, see

Only 1 catfish over 34 inches is allowed to be harvested.  Unlimited harvest of catfish under 34 inches.

Statewide creel and size limits apply to all other fish species.

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Bass 10
Crappie 30
Catfish 1 over 34 inches Unlimited harvest under 34 inches


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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