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 - 5/27/2020 8:39:27 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been fair. Try fishing near shallow vegetation. Fish with topwater frogs near white water lilies. Use willow bladed spinnerbaits around shallow woody structure.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been good. A lot of crappie have moved back to deeper water post spawn. Target these fish with bright colored jig heads and white colored trailers. Some anglers have been having some success near the spillway with live minnows.
Bream Anglers have recently been catching some good bream lately. Try fishing near or around the earthen and wooden piers. Use small worms or crickets to catch these fish.
Catfish Catfish have been biting well. Fish in deep holes. Use liver or cut bait to try and entice a bite. Some big catfish have been recently caught near the spillway.

Below: Here's a picture of 4 year old Emma Jackson catching her first fish. Congrats on a good catch and many more in the future.  




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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