Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lowndes - 10/16/2018 1:00:53 PM

Surface water temps are running in the upper 70’s, with around 3 ft. of water clarity at the time of this report.




Anglers are targeting bass during the early morning and late evening hours with various topwater lures like poppers and walking style baits. The coves and flats are good areas for this technique, particularly the big flat north of the cabins. The bass are feeding on shad in those areas. A weightless fluke, spinnerbait, or square billed crankbait may get you a few more bites if the fish aren’t committed to hitting a topwater lure. During the day, try throwing crankbaits and spinnerbaits on primary drop-offs just out from the flats and around the deeper laydowns. A Texas/Carolina-rigged worm or a shakeyhead is a good back up presentation if the fish aren’t actively feeding. The creek channel behind the cabins is a good area for this pattern. Look for the bite to pick up as we move further into fall.




Not many anglers are targeting bream right now. Those that are fishing are targeting the deeper shoreline cover from behind the office to the day use area. Most anglers are tight lining crickets and red worms in 4 – 8 ft. of water, however a few anglers are using a cork presentation with some success.




Anglers are targeting off shore brush piles along the creek channel and along the deeper east bank of the lake. Both jigs and minnows should get you some bites, but on may out produce the other on any given day.




Try targeting the creek channel and around the deeper points with night crawlers, cut shad, and liver. The creek channel behind the cabins is a good area for this pattern. Tight lining is a popular technique for catfish.


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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