Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Tom Bailey - 12/11/2018 11:07:34 AM


Weekly fishing reports will return in February. Below are some tips for fishing in winter and early spring.

Locate bass by using deep diving crankbaits and other deep water lures around
the drain structure and along the creek channel. Bass should be holding in these areas at 8 - 12 ft. On warmer days fish may be in shallower water around willow stubs or along the rocks at the dam. Soft plastics and jigs can be productive in these spots. 


Crappie will be in deep water around submerged structure and creek channels. Ledges along the channel prove to be crappie hot spots during the winter months. Fish may be anywhere in the water column so fish at different depths until crappie are located. Minnows or jigs tipped with a nibble should produce some nice fish.


Tom Bailey has a good population of quality size redear. These fish can be located around deep structure during the winter months. Fishing on the bottom with worms are best bets for bream this time of year.


Try for catfish along creek channels and deep structure. Brush piles in 8 - 10 ft of water that were added in January should be holding catfish this time of year. Tightlining with stink baits, liver or worms are best ways to harvest late season catfish. 


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

GPS Coordinates for brush piles that were added 1/12/16 are listed below.

Lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.



N 32.42285 W 88.51477 N 32.42555 W 88.51812
N 32.42404 W 88.51488 N 32.42561 W 88.51801
N 32.42430 W 88.51518 N 32.42553 W 88.51788
N 32.42408 W 88.51507 N 32.42570

W 88.51792

N 32.42408 W 88.51528 N 32.42561 W 88.51780
N 32.42440 W 88.51548 N 32.42528 W 88.51798
N 32.42427 W 88.51527 N 32.42521 W 88.51812
N 32.42352 W 88.51484 N 32.42564 W 88.51766
N 32.42377 W 88.51519 N 32.42551 W 88.51769
N 32.42409 W 88.51606 N 32.42573 W 88.51742
N 32.42399 W 88.51614 N 32.42510 W 88.51762
N 32.42411 W 88.51629 N 32.42495 W 88.51744
N 32.42420 W 88.51608 N 32.42518 W 88.51726
N 32.42412 W 88.51650 N 32.42524 W 88.51730
N 32.42398 W 88.51634 N 32.42522 W 88.51714
N 32.42540 W 88.51815 N 32.42543 W 88.51722
N 32.42547 W 88.51802 N 32.42524 W 88.51759



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