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State Lakes and State Parks will be closed to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020.


Fishing Report

Lake Columbia - 4/3/2020 4:14:24 PM
Species Detail
Bass Bass bite is great right now as they start bedding. Plastics in watermelon seed, junebug and junebug red are landing the best fish. Focus fishing effort near bedding sites for an aggressive bite.
Crappie Crappie bite has been fantastic, they are biting best at sunrise on jigs in 10'-12' depths.
Bream Bream bite is fantastic, they can be caught on wax worms from nearly any bank fishing area. Crickets and redworms are also steadily landing fish.
Catfish Catfish bite is best near the dam and in the channel with livers fished on bottom.

Water Temp: 74°

Clarity: 36"

Special Fishing Regulations


Species

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 Lake Columbia, please call (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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