Lake Columbia 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 Columbia - 8/4/2020 12:52:18 PM
|Bass||Bass are biting well on plastics in watermelon seed, junebug black and junebug red colors fished near vegetation edges. They are regularly seen schooling in the early hours.|
|Crappie||Crappie bite is slow this time of year, but they are biting best at sunrise on jigs in 10'-12' depths near structure.|
|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: 89°
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 more information about Lake Columbia, please call (601) 736-1861
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.