Fishing ReportNatchez State Park - 5/23/2023 2:07:57 PM
|Largemouth Bass||Bass fishing is still poor. Try fishing in shallow water near woody cover or structure. Try catching these fish using shallow diving crankbaits or Colorado bladed spinnerbaits.|
|Crappie||Crappie fishing has been fair. Fish at water depths between 4 - 8 feet deep. Try catching these fish using bright colored jigs or live minnows.|
|Bream||Bream are biting fair. Fish in shallow water with crickets or small worms.|
|Catfish||Catfish have been biting fair. Try fishing in deep water with night crawlers or chicken liver.|
Water Temperature: 72 F Water Visibility: 12"
Report provided by Natchez State Park
Special Fishing Regulations
|Species||Type||Length To Release|
|Black Bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted)||Slot length limit||18 to 22 inches|
|Catfish||No length limit|
Creel Limits (per person, per day)
|Black Bass (combined largemouth, smallmouth and spotted)||7||Anglers can harvest only one bass over 22 inches|
|Catfish||10||Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes|
- No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes.
- Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night.
- Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.
For information about Natchez State Park, please call (601) 442-2658.
Natchez State Park lake depth map
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:
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