Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Natchez State Park - 4/16/2018 9:00:09 AM

For more information, call the lake office at (601) 442-2658

Water Temperature: 63

Visibility: 18"



Bass fishing is still good on soft plastics.  A 9.5 pound bass was caught recently on a chatterbait, and another 9 pounder caught on a purple plastic worm. 


Bream fishing is fair on crickets. Tightlining with nightcrawlers or mealworms should be a good bet for catching some of the huge Redear Sunfish that Natchez is known for having.


Crappie fishing is good on minnows and jigs.


Worms are working fairly well for catfish, but cutbait, livers, or commercially produced stinkbaits should all work well too.

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.



Fish attractors were added in several locations in February 2015.  Be sure your GPS is set to read decimal degrees (shown below) and not degrees-minutes-seconds when attempting to locate the attractors.  Coordinates and a map are shown below:

Natchez fish attractors

 31.595850 N   91.203029 W         31.597647 N   91.203667 W

31.594941 N   91.203450 W          31.592900 N   91.205240 W

31.590913 N   91.204257 W          31.590750 N   91.205380 W

31.589594 N   91.208455 W          31.589594 N   91.208955 W

31.589594 N   91.208455 W          31.589842 N   91.208350 W

31.590028 N   91.208074 W          31.593749 N   91.208157 W

31.594715 N   91.209512 W          31.598284 N   91.211600 W

31.599235 N   91.211145 W          31.598431 N   91.207810 W

31.598215 N   91.206750 W          31.591195 N   91.204700 W

31.591075 N   91.204900 W          31.591390 N   91.204935 W

31.596840 N   91.203330 W

Click here for a lake depth map.


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