Fishing & Boating



Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 5/24/2023 7:27:26 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing is fair. Some anglers are having good luck fishing out in deeper water, utilizing electronics to locate the fish. Others are having some luck in shallower water as the bass chase schooling shad. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, soft plastics and topwater lures are all being used with mixed success.
Crappie The crappie bite has slowed dramatically, and few have been caught lately. Jigs or jig/minnow combinations will be the best bait choices.
Bream Bream fishing has finally begun to pick up, and the fishing has been good lately. Crickets, and worms are working well.
Catfish No recent reports on catfish, but tightlining with cut bait seems to be working as well as anything else right now. Kool aid flavored chicken and night crawlers are also good options.

Water temp: 76

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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