Here are your winter fishing tips for Lake Whittington. Weekly updates will continue February 15.
Fishing ReportLake Whittington - 11/30/2023 12:21:43 PM
|Bass||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||During the winter months crappie can be caught in the deeper sections of the lake near any deep structure. Look for any structure in the lake and try various depths. Using jigs or minnows is a good choice.|
|Bream||Bream fishing during the winter months can be slow. Try using redworms at different depths.|
|Catfish||Winter catfish are slow to bite. Try fishing near the bottom with liver, nightcrawlers, or cut bait.|
Special Fishing Regulations
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Creel Limits (per person, per day)
Anglers can navigate the chute to/from the river when the river is at or above 6 feet on the Arkansas City Gauge. As the river drops below 6 feet access through the chute gets extremely difficult. When the lake is at a level equivalent to 6 feet (Ark. City gauge) you can get from one end of the lake to the other, but beware of very shallow water around the flats at Burnt Island (up lake from Goat Island). At a lake level equivalent to 3 feet (Ark. City gauge), a narrow channel runs through the flats at Burnt Island and very shallow water is present above the ironwood forest (beginning near the old sunken barge), and further down the lake in the flat below the old pump pier (where the poles are).
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.
Please be aware that silver carp are very abundant in Lake Ferguson and may jump out of the water and collide with boater, skiers, and anglers.