Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Columbia - 11/12/2019 1:01:50 PM
Species Detail
Bass Bass bite is fair in 6' of water or less on soft plastics, lures of choice are Junebug, Black, Junebug Red and Watermelon Seed colors. Bass bite is slow with the increased water termperatures, so focus fishing efforts on schooling fish or near shallow vegetation edges.
Crappie Crappie bite is average, and bite is best around deep structure on jigs in natural colors.
Bream Bream are holding around lilies in the back of the lake, try fishing with live crickets or redworms around the edges of the vegetation or near structure.
Catfish Catfish are biting from piers and in the channel on livers and shrimp.

Temperature: 68°     Visibility: 33"

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
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 more information about the lake please contact the lake manager Dustin Brumfield at (601) 736-1861

Lake Columbia 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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