Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Paul B. Johnson State Park - 11/12/2019 1:06:34 PM
Species Detail
Bass Bass bite is slow but can still be caught in deeper waters on crank baits and soft plastics fished near structure. Bass also continue to school in open waters and can be caught using shad imitating baits.
Crappie Crappie bite is great in the channel that runs adjacent with the dam on live minnows.
Bream Bream bite is continuing along the dam as well as in the shallow area near the park road as water temperatures decrease. Try using red worms or live crickets fished near bedding sites.
Catfish Catfish are biting well in the channel on the north side of the lake on livers and night crawlers fished on the bottom.

Temperature: 64°     Visibility: 40"

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) slot limit 18"-22"
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Bass 10 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 22 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 more information about the lake please contact the Paul B. Johnson park office at (601) 582-7721

Geiger 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.



Geiger Lake

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