Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Moon Lake - 9/10/2019 10:55:31 AM


Crappie fishing is pretty slow at this time. During this time of the year anglers usually target deeper areas of the lake while trolling. Minnows and jigs are the best bait of choice.


With water temperatures warmer, look for bass activity to pick up also. Look for bass in water less than 6 feet deep, especially around structure. Use soft plastic worms or lizards, jigs, or spinnerbaits.


Bream anglers are seeing some success. With temperatures constantly in the 90's anglers may find bream congregating and creating beds. Targets areas of structures such as cypress knees and brush piles. Crickets and red worms are always a good bait choice. Fish along banks in 2-5 feet of water. Anglers are having the most success early mornings and late evenings, when water temperatures are cooler.


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.

Silver Carp

Please be aware that silver carp are very abundant in Moon Lake and may jump out of the water and collide with boater, skiers, and anglers.

Depth Map

For a Depth Map of Moon Lake click on the following link:  Moon Lake Depth Map


Moon Lake is a 2,300 acre oxbow lake located outside the mainline Mississippi River levee in Coahoma County about 15 miles north of Clarksdale, MS. 


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.



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