Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 9/9/2019 8:28:25 AM

Water temperature:  86

Visibility:  24"




Bass fishing has been very slow.  Try fishing creek channels, or the grass flats with spinner baits.  Topwaters, lipless crankbaits, and flukes are catching a few bass that are chasing shad. 




The bream bite has been slow, but a few have been caught on crickets.  Also, try tight lining meal worms and red worms along drop-offs in 3 –8 ft. of water. Any woody cover in those areas should be holding a few fish.




Crappie fishing is slow.  Try fishing the creek channels with small minnows and jigs. 




Catfishing has been fair. Try targeting the creek channel and around the deeper points with night crawlers, cut shad, and liver. Tight lining is a popular technique for catfish. The fishing pier at the ramp has been a popular spot at night.


Fishing Regulations


Lengths to release:
Catfish: no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Catfish: 10

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
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.


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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