Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Kemper County Lake - 10/16/2018 12:59:26 PM



The bass bite is fair to good. Anglers are targeting areas with vegetation early and late in the day. Various topwater lures like buzzbaits and frogs are generally good options. Try flukes and senkos around the grass if the fish aren’t committed to hitting a topwater lure. During the day, anglers are using Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shakeyheads, and crankbaits along off shore structure and points. Any cover on the off shore structure should be holding fish. A link to the depth map can be found below.




Bream can be caught in shallow water around woody cover and vegetation. Try using worms or crickets in and around these areas to catch fish that are foraging for food. Both cork fishing and tight line techniques work, but tight lining seems to work better if the fish are along deeper cover.




The crappie bite is fair to good. Anglers are fishing with minnows and jigs around structure/cover in the 12 – 15 ft. depth range. The bite seems to be better in the morning hours, but that can change with varying conditions. The houseboat is a popular area for anglers. GPS coordinates for numerous deep water structures are listed below.




Target catfish in 8 - 12 ft. of water where cover is present. Tight lining liver, worms or cut bait is the most popular method for catching catfish. Some anglers continue to target the deeper water along the dam at night.


A nice 2 lb. 1 oz. crappie caught by Homer Burton a few weeks ago.


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


A lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.

Depth Map


  • GPS coordinates that were added in 2015
N 32.81377 W 88.74672 N 32.81393 W 88.72032
N 32.81374 W 88.74607 N 32.81433 W 88.72080
N 32.81382 W 88.74511  N 32.81458 W 88.72121
N 32.81340 W 88.74518 N 32.81809 W 88.75306
N 32.81306 W 88.74438 N 32.81719 W 88.75327
N 32.80463 W 88.73037 N 32.81762 W 88.75348
N 32.80421 W 88.73158 N 32.81736 W 88.75331
N 32.81490 W 88.72196 N 32.81749 W 88.75287
N 32.81256 W 88.71955 N 32.82136 W 88.74974
N 32.81239 W 88.71958 N 32.82163 W 88.74982
N 32.81298 W 88.71955 N 32.82193 W 88.74999
N 32.81286 W 88.71932 N 32.82217 W 88.75008
N 32.81327 W 88.71979 N 32.82176 W 88.75011




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