Fishing & Boating


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

Fishing Report

Lake Jeff Davis - 4/3/2020 4:14:38 PM
Species Detail
Bass Largemouth Bass bite has been fantastic, they are being caught best on live minnows, such as fathead minnows, fished near structure in 6'-8' of water or near elevation changes on the bottom.
Crappie Crappie bite picks up early and late in the day. They bite best near vegetation edges and structure on niblet tipped jigs or live minnows.
Bream Bream bite is steady, they can be caught near vegetation on crickets and near structure in 6 to 8 feet of water on redworms.
Catfish Catfish bite is best in the coves with livers fished on bottom.

Water Temp: 72°

Clarity: 36"

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Slot length limit 18 to 24 inches
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 15 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 24 inches.
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 information about Lake Jeff Davis, please call (601) 792-8225.

Lake Jeff Davis 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.  


In 2018, fish attractors were added to Lake Jeff Davis.  Below is a list of coordinates:

31.56466, -89.83796

31.56558, -89.83828

31.56676, -89.83742

31.56745, -89.83750

31.56744, -89.83833

31.56738, -89.83796

31.56383, -89.84036



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