Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Moon Lake - 11/4/2019 3:50:52 PM
Species Detail
Bass 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.
Crappie 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.
Bream Bream anglers should start seeing the bite to pick up. With temperatures constantly in the 80'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.
Catfish 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)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 5
Crappie (combined black and white) 30

Additional Information 

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. 

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.

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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