Fishing & Boating


Lake Lowndes State Park 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 Report

Lake Lowndes - 5/26/2020 2:50:49 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing is fair; they are still shallow feeding. Try fishing around 3-10 ft of water, lures to try are jerkbaits, trickworms, shallow running crankbaits and texas rigs.
Crappie The crappie fishing is fair, try fishing brush in 5 – 10 ft of water using jig and minnows. Casting and vertical presentations of those jigs and minnows would be a good choice.
Bream The bream fishing is fair; target cover in 5 – 8 ft of water. Some anglers are using small spinnerbaits and crickets to catch a few decent bream.
Catfish Catfishing is fair, try cutbait, liver, or worms fished on the bottom.

Water temperature: 72

Visibility: 36"



Special Fishing Regulations


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.
  • No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes .
  • Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night.
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.

Additional Information: 


For information about Lake Lowndes, please call (662) 328-2110.

Lake Lowndes 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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