Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Moon Lake - 12/7/2018 2:26:50 PM

Winter Fishing Report.

Weekly fishing reports will resume in February.


Commercial fishing

Anglers should be aware that the special commercial fishing season for Asian Carp has begun at Moon Lake.  Be on the lookout for jugs or floats marking nets in the water at Moon Lake.  These nets are being used to remove rough fish species such as carp, gar, and buffalo from the lake. 



Look for bass in water less than 8 feet deep, especially around structure.  Try fishing around the piers and docks on the eastern and northern area of the lake.  Use soft plastic, jigs, or other baits fish slowly to coax a bite out of lethargic fish in cold water.



Look for fish to be suspended off shore in deep water or associated with the outside edges of deep fishing piers, especially those with submerged brush around them.  Try trolling in 8-15 feet of water with jigs or minnows.



Try using crickets or red worms structures near the shoreline in water 4-6 feet deep.  Often the bream bite isn't as good at Moon compared to other nearby oxbows, and this is normally not the best time of year to bream fish.


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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