Fishing & Boating


Due to ongoing spillway repairs, the boat ramps have been closed due to low the water levels. 

Fishing Report

Lake Bogue Homa - 5/23/2023 10:09:38 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass are still being caught shallow with artificial worms and crankbaits. Use a slow retrieve of soft plastic baits. Swimbaits and spinnerbaits remain effective. With crankbaits and spinnerbaits, choose a lure in whites/silvers that makes a bit of noise when being reeled in and focus fishing effort near the cypress trees in the back of the lake. Some fish will hang on to elevation changes along channel ledges, draw these fish with deeper diving crank baits in dark colors.
Crappie Crappie are being caught on minnows at the piers and around the banks. Jigging works wonderfully from the pier near the office. Don’t be shy to use a spray-on fish attractant for artificial lures, a large part of the crappie’s predation instinct is scent driven.
Bream Bream fishing is good in the spillway and from the fishing piers. Focus fishing effort near vegetation or shallow structure with small white beetle spins or fish on bottom with redworms, night crawlers and crickets. A slow retrieve is best.
Catfish Catfish bite is slow. Focus fishing effort on bottom around the office pier or the channel near the spillway with stink baits or livers soaked in koolaid.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Minimum Length Limit 15 inches and under
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 5
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes


  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes. 
  • Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.

Additional Information

For information about Lake Bogue Homa, please call (601) 425-2148.

Lake Bogue Homa 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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