Fishing ReportLake Columbia - 12/22/2017 9:12:56 AM
Winter Fishing Report - Weekly fishing reports will resume the week of February 15, 2018.
Statewide Creel Regulations apply on all fish species except Bass.
Any Bass between 14-18 inches must be released, one over 18 inches may be kept. Limit of 5/day.
Bream - 100/ day Catfish - 10/day Crappie - 30/day
Winter Fishing Tips
Largemouth bass can be caught near the dam or the pier in 5 to 15 ft of water. Try using live bait or try using suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits from the pier.
Crappie can be caught in deeper water, around 10 to 15 ft deep. Several anglers report catching limits (30 fish) of good size fish during winter months. Minnows or jigs tipped with minnows are good choices.
Bream can be caught using crickets or worms around brushtops in 5 - 10 ft of water.
Catfish can be caught around creek channels and points. Try liver and worms fished on the bottom.
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.