Moon Lake is open to fishing and boating. The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft. Bank fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).
Fishing ReportMoon Lake - 5/28/2020 8:40:33 AM
|Bass||Bass activity has been reported to be picking up on the lake. Look for bass in water about 6-10 feet deep, especially around structure. Anglers may want to try soft plastic worms or lizards, jigs, or spinnerbaits.|
|Crappie||Crappie anglers are having some good success on the lake right now. Most crappie are being caught in the trees in 4 to 6 feet of water. Minnows and jigs are the best bait of choice.|
|Bream||Bream bite has increased significantly over the past few weeks with the warmer weather. Anglers should target areas of structures such as cypress knees and brush piles. Crickets and red worms are always a good bait choice. Fish along banks in 4-8 feet of water.|
|Catfish||There have not been any reports of anglers fishing for catfish at this time. For catfish, anglers use a variety of fishing gear such as rod and reel, trotline, jugs, and limb lines. Most anglers use things like nightcrawlers, chicken liver, or prepared catfish bait for channel catfish, while live bait such as goldfish or small sunfish are used for flathead catfish.|
Special Fishing Regulations
|Species||Type||Length To Release|
|Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth)||No length limit|
|Crappie (combined black and white)||Minimum Length Limit||10 inches & under|
Creel Limits (per person, per day)
|Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth)||5|
|Crappie (combined black and white)||30|
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 Moon Lake and may jump out of the water and collide with boaters, skiers, and anglers.