Fishing ReportLake Claude Bennett - 11/12/2019 3:50:20 PM
|Largemouth Bass||Bass fishing has been poor. Try fishing in shallow coves near structure. Use spinnerbaits near woody structure. When fishing in shallow open water try using blue or silver colored jerkbaits or crankbaits. Claude Bennett is bass crowded and the harvest of small bass is encouraged.|
|Crappie||Crappie have been biting poor. Most crappie are in deep water. Try fishing with jigs or minnows on the edge of the creek channel.|
|Bream||Bream fishing has been poor. Try fishing out from the bridge or the earthen piers. Use crickets or red worms to catch these fish.|
|Catfish||Fishing for catfish has been poor. Try fishing near some of the deep artificial or natural structure. These fish can be caught using liver or cut bait. Anglers have been recently been catching some nice catfish several feet away from the dam. Claude Bennett has a good population of big catfish.|
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.