Fishing & Boating


Neshoba County Lake is open to fishing and boating.  The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft.  Bank and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).  



Fishing Report

Neshoba County Lake - 3/2/2021 3:52:25 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been slow. Try fishing for bass in shallow water around the earthen piers. Spinnerbaits and crankbaits work well when targeting these fish.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been poor lately. Crappie can be targeted around creek ledges and deep structure at depths of 10 - 12 ft. Trolling in these areas with jigs or minnows should be productive ways to catch crappie.
Bream Bream fishing has been slow this week. Bream should be targeted at depths of 4 - 6 ft around creek channels and structure. Tightlining on the bottom with red worms or crickets are the best methods this time of year.
Catfish Although catfish having biting slow this is still one of the best fish to target during anytime of the year. Fish in deep water with liver or cut bait.

 Below: Here's a catfish recently caught by John Duncan. It weighed an impressive 20 pounds. Congrats again to John on his nice catch. 


Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) Slot length limit 16 to 20 inches
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) 10 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 20 inches
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes. 


  • Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.

Additional Information: 


For information about Neshoba County Lake, please call (601) 656-7376.

Neshoba County 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.           

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