Fishing & Boating

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Water Temperature: 73 F          Visibility: 12"

Fishing Report

Natchez State Park - 10/14/2019 2:05:44 PM


Species Detail
Bass Bass fishing has been fair. Bass can be found at depths of 3 - 6 feet deep. Try fishing with crankbaits and jerkbaits. When fishing around shallow structure use spinnerbaits.
Bream Bream fishing has been fair. Fish with crickets or small worms around shallow vegetation or downed woody debris. Some anglers lately have been having some success using fly fishing gear.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been fair. Fish for crappie in deeper water. Fish in areas where there are deep drop-offs. Use a variety of different colored jigs or minnows to catch these fish.
Catfish Fishing for catfish has been good. Try fishing early in the morning. Target these fish using liver or cut bait.

Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Bass Largemouth bass 18 - 22 inches
Bream Bluegill, Redear No length limit
Crappie White crappie, Black crappie No length limit
Catfish Channel catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Bass 7 Only 1 bass over 22" is allowed to be taken
Bream 100 General statewide creel limits
Crappie 30 General statewide creel limits
Catfish No limit General statewide creel limits

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


Natchez State Park lake depth map.

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