Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Paul B. Johnson State Park - 9/9/2019 9:05:23 AM

At the center of Paul B. Johnson State Park is Geiger Lake, a 225 acre fresh water lake offering fishing and water sports.  The lake is well stocked with Florida Largemouth Bass, Coppernose Bluegill,  Shell Cracker (Red Ear), Crappie, and Channel Catfish. Geiger Lake is checked regularly by biologists for restocking needs. Fertilization and other enhancements to the lake are also performed yearly as deemed necessary by department biologists.

Statewide Creel Limits apply on all species except Largemouth Bass and Catfish.

Bass length limit regulations which are in place at Geiger Lake: the creel limit is 10 bass/day the slot limit is 18 - 22 in. (none can be in possession) with one fish allowed over 22 in.   

Bream - 100/day     Crappie - 30/day     Catfish - 10/day

Geiger Lake Depth Map

For more information about the lake please contact the Paul B. Johnson park office at (601) 582-7721

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.


Fishing Report 

Temperature: 90°     Visibility: 44"


Bass bite is picking up in deeper waters on crank baits and soft plastics fished near structure.  Try using plastics in shades of green or brown.  They have been being caught regularly in the creek channel near vegetation.


Bream bite is improving in the creek channel that runs along the dam, try using live crickets or red worms in around 4' of water.



Catfish are biting well in the channel on the north side of the lake on livers and night crawlers fished on the bottom.  They are also biting well at night from the T-pier on the south side of the lake.




Geiger Lake

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