Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Bogue Homa - 9/9/2019 8:49:19 AM

Bridges on the main road to Lake Bogue Homa from Hwy 84 have been closed.  The second entrance must be used until further notice.  See map below.

Lake Bogue Homa is a 882 acre lake located in Jones County, 6 mi. E of Laurel on Hwy 84.  It is the largest state fishing lake in Mississippi.  It is well stocked with Florida Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Shell Cracker (Red Ear Sunfish), Crappie, and Channel Catfish. Lake Bogue Homa is checked regularly by biologists for restocking needs.

Statewide Creel Regulations apply to all species except Largemouth Bass and catfish.

A 15-inch minimum length limit has been set for all bass so bass kept must be greater than 15 inches with a creel limit of 5 bass per person per day. Creel limits for other species are: 100 bream 30 crappie 10 catfish.

Lake Bogue Homa depth map

For questions please contact the Bogue Homa Lake Manager, Chris Germany, at (601)425-2148.

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.

Fishing Report 

Temperature: 89°     Visibility: 24"


Fishing is best early morning and around sunset.  Bass are biting well near vegetation on dark colored plastics and crawfish.  The method that has proven most successful is by casting soft plastics with no weight onto grass, let it sit for a moment and slightly jostle the lure.  Fishermen have been reporting catching bass daily with this method.  Average size caught is 2-3 pounds.


Bream bite is hot right now all around the lake, but especially where there is flow.  Bream in the half pound range are biting on red worms from the long pier on the lake road.  They have also been biting well in the creek on crickets.


Catfish are biting well at night on stink bait in the creek and below the spillway.


Closed bridges are marked with a red X.


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