Lake Jeff Davis 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).
Weekly fishing reports will resume the week of February 15, 2020. Listed below are winter fishing tips and techniques for Lake Jeff Davis.
Fishing ReportLake Jeff Davis - 12/4/2020 9:23:52 AM
|Bass||Largemouth Bass are caught best on soft plastics in shades of green fished near structure in 6'-8' of water.|
|Crappie||Crappie bite picks up early in the morning. They bite best in 10'-12' depths near structure on niblet tipped jigs or live minnows.|
|Bream||Bream bite is fair, they can be caught near vegetation on redworms and near structure in 6 to 8 feet of water.|
|Catfish||Catfish bite is best in the coves with livers fished on bottom.|
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)
|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.
For information about Lake Jeff Davis, please call (601) 792-8225.
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: