Fishing ReportMoon Lake - 10/10/2018 3:10:54 PM
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 5 feet deep, especially around structure. Try fishing around the piers and docks on the eastern and northern area of the lake. Use soft plastic or spinnerbaits. Earlier in the day before the wind gets up is the best time to fish.
Crappie fishing is often slow at Moon this time of year. Look for fish to be suspended off shore in deep water. Try trolling in 12-20 feet of water with jigs or minnows
Try using crickets or red worms structures near the shoreline in water less than 4 feet deep. Often the bream bite isn't as good at Moon compared to other nearby oxbows.
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. They seem to also be most active this time of year, so anglers are warned to keep an eye out for them while on the lake. Also, we often experience silver carp fish kills this time of year on some Delta oxbows. The cause of these die-offs is currently unknown.
Commercial Fishing Opportunity
MDWFP will once again be issuing special permits that permit commercial fishing for silver carp and other rough fish species on Moon Lake. The commercial fishing season will be from October 1, 2018, to February 28, 2019. Permits are free but anglers must posses a valid commercial fishing license. To apply for a permit or for more information, please contact MDWFP at 601-432-2200.
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.