Lake Claude Bennett is open to fishing and boating. The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft. Bank and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).
Fishing ReportLake Claude Bennett - 6/30/2020 4:34:16 PM
|Largemouth Bass||Fish for bass in shallow water. Try using Colorado bladed spinnerbaits or wacky worm rig. Crankbaits are a good choice if your fishing along the dam.|
|Crappie||Crappie are in deeper water. Try fishing along the creek channel using bright colored jigs or live minnows.|
|Bream||Fish for bream near shallow structure. Use crickets or small insect imitating jigs to catch these fish.|
|Catfish||Fish for catfish in the creek channel. Cut-bait or liver works very well this time of year.|
Special Fishing Regulations
|Species||Type||Length To Release|
|Catfish||No length limit|
Creel Limits (per person, per day)
|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.
For information about Lake Claude Bennett, please call (601) 727-3561.
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.
Four different groups of artificial structures along with natural habitat were added on 1/24/17. There were 20 artificial grass structures and three 5x5x5 artificial box structures placed at each site. The coordinates for these are listed below.
N 32.10126 W 89.03272
N 32.10471 W 89.03394
N 32.10353 W 89.03681
N 32.10111 W 89.03254
N 32.10117 W 89.03296
N 32.10422 W 89.03283
N 32.10451 W 89.03358
N 92.10343 W 89.03650
GPS coordinates that were added on 12/17/14 are listed below.