Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Washington - 4/12/2024 12:25:54 PM
Species Detail
Bass Look for bass activity start to pick up with warmer temperatures on the way. Take a slower approach when fishing for bass during the winter months. Suspended crank baits, spinner baits, and worms are a good choice. Just fish them slow this time of year. Target deeper areas with underwater cover.
Crappie Crappie fishing at Lake Washington usually picks up fast as opposed to other lakes in the area. Anglers are having some success fishing in 5-6 feet of water while fishing about 4 feet deep. Look for any structure in the lake and try various depths. Using jigs or minnows is a good choice.
Bream Bream fishing is still slow at this time. However, look for activity to pick up with warmer weather on the way. Try using redworms at different depths.
Catfish Anglers are having some success catching catfish at Lake Washington. In recent years, Lake Washington has had the highest catfish catch rate compared to any other lake in the Mississippi Delta. Try fishing near the bottom with liver, nightcrawlers, or cut bait.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Minimum Length Limit 15 inches & under
Crappie (combined black and white) Minimum Length Limit 11 inches & under

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 5 The possession of black bass under 15 inches while in Paul Love Park or on the weir is prohibited.
Crappie (combined black and white) 30 The possession of crappie under 11 inches while in Paul Love Park or on the weir is prohibited.


  • Yo-yos must be attended at all times (meaning you must remain in sight of your yo-yos at all times).
  • Yo-yos may be left unattended from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. During this time all yo-yos left unattended must be tripped with the hook out of the water.
  • Yo-yos left untripped during this two hour period and yo-yos left unattended at any other times can be confiscated by MDWFP law enforcement officers.
  • All yo-yo's must have a waterproof or metal tag attached and visible above the water surface. The tags must contain the angler's full name and address.

Additional Information 

Lake Washington 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.


For up-to-date fishing information lodging options, or to pick up live bait and fishing supplies, contact Pam Hammond at Roy's Store (662) 827 - 2588 or Mike Jones at Bait N Thangs bait shop (662) 827 - 2666. 





Share this share this share this

Sign up, Keep Up

Sign up to receive monthly newsletters featuring all the latest news and happenings from MDWFP.
- or -
Sign up to receive survey questions from MDWFP. Your information is valuable to our conservation efforts!