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Fishing Report

Pascagoula River - 11/12/2019 10:18:31 AM
Species Detail
Bass Bass anglers fishing the river & oxbows are catching more Bass using deep diving crankbaits or soft plastics fished near deep structure.
Bream Bream may be caught using crickets or redworms in the oxbows or in the main channel near woody cover in shallow water. Anglers can continue to catch bream in the lower river oxbows and main channel south of the forks as well as in the marsh using crickets.
Catfish Catfish are biting well on livers and stinkbait fished on bottom in the main channel.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species

Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Minimum length limit 12 inches and under

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 10

The minimum length limit for black bass is in effect in the Pascagoula River from Merrill to the Highway 90 bridge (this includes all connected oxbow lakes, East [Little] River, West River and all water areas between East River and West River). Only bass over 12 inches may be in possession on these waters with a creel limit of 10 black bass per day.

 



Water Level


Up to date water levels can be found at the USGS site here, just select the monitoring station nearest your favorite fishing spot.

Graham Ferry:  8.72 ft and falling (NWS* Flood Stage: 16 ft)

Merrill: 6.64 ft and falling (NWS* Flood Stage: 22 ft)

*NWS - National Weather Service


Additional Information

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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