Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 4/16/2018 11:50:48 AM

As of Sunday, the surface water temperature was around 66 degrees. The bass are in all stages of the spawn now. Most of the fish that are shallow are either spawning or guarding fry. Look for the spawning fish in the upper end of the lake behind the cabins and in the big cove across from the boat ramp. There might be a few on the campground flat, but they may be too deep to target visually. Anglers are using Texas-rigged lizards and other soft plastics for the fish on the beds. For those fish not on the beds, weightless soft plastics like trick worms or senkos are good choices. Spinnerbaits are a good choice on windy days. The crappie are moving shallow as well. Fish are holding around any type of brush they can find in 4 – 8 ft of water. Both jigs and minnows have been producing fish lately. Most fish are running in the 8 – 10 inch range. The bream anglers are cover in 2 – 6 feet of water with redworms and crickets. Most are in a prespawn pattern near spawning flats. No catfish report this week.


For more information, give the folks at the park a call at (662) 328-2110

A depth map of Lake Lowndes can be found at the following link: :


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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