Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Perry - 11/12/2019 1:05:08 PM
Species Detail
Bass Bass bite is slow but still biting early in the mornings and late evenings. They have been biting best on black or dark colored plastics fished deep near structure.
Crappie Crappie bite is slowing but the most successful anglers have landed them in 10'-12' of water on fathead minnows.
Bream Bream are biting on red worms under overhanging trees along shores and near lilies in the back of the lake. Several Shell Crackers were caught this week using red worms in shallow water.
Catfish Catfish are biting moderately in deep water on livers fished on the bottom. Recently one angler caught a 20 pound catfish!

Temperature: 63°     Visibility: 37"

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
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes. 
  • Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.

 Additional Information

For more information contact Lake Perry manager Joey Hinton at (601) 784-6119.

Lake Perry 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. 

Lake Perry is well stocked with Florida Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Coppernose Bluegill, Shell Cracker (Red Ear Sunfish), Crappie, and Channel Catfish. Lake Perry is checked regularly by biologists for restocking needs and fertilized yearly.



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