Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Moon Lake - 7/18/2018 9:19:51 AM

Please be aware that Asian carp are present in Moon Lake and may jump out of the water and collide with boater, skiiers, and anglers.  MDWFP has had reports of increased abundance and activity of Asian carp in Moon Lake in 2018.  Please be on alert and pay attention while boating at Moon Lake this summer.



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.  A topwater lure fished early in the morning is also worth a try. 



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.


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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