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Lake Tangipahoa 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

Percy Quin State Park - 5/26/2020 1:44:05 PM
Species Detail
Bass Bass bite is fantastic in the vegetation stands on the upper side of the lake near the creek. They are biting best on curly tailed jigs in hues of blue fished near the vegetation edges.
Crappie Crappie can be caught 6'-8' deep near willows using live minnows. Focus fishing effort near vegetation or structure.
Bream Bream bite is hot right now, they are biting well on crickets and redworms fished near structure.
Catfish Catfish bite is strong near the spillway using chicken livers or shrimp.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species

Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Slot length limit 16 to 22 inches
Crappie (combined black and white) No length limit
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 7 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 22 inches.
Crappie (combined black and white) 20
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes
  • No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes .
  • Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night.
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.



 Additional Information

For additional information about Lake Tangipahoa, please call (601) 684-3938.

Lake Tangipahoa 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

Fish attractors were added to the lake in January of 2016.  Below is a list of GPS coordinates for the fish attractors.

2016

31.175780 N  90.524940 W     31.177722 N  90.530236 W

31.179185 N  90.525205 W     31.178409 N  90.530591 W

31.177649 N  90.524950 W     31.174987 N  90.526808 W

31.176931 N  90.525986 W     31.181449 N  90.527224 W

31.181070 N  90.529852 W     31.181730 N  90.529796 W

31.182028 N  90.529053 W     31.175112 N  90.528012 W

31.176421 N  90.530221 W     31.175335 N  90.529480 W

31.175282 N  90.527562 W     31.175844 N  90.524267 W

31.175474 N  90.530610 W     31.180420 N  90.525070 W

31.180090 N  90.52973   W     31.180370 N  90.529694 W

31.179585 N  90.529530 W     31.180968 N  90.524003 W

31.181600 N  90.522561 W     31.187168 N  90.519987 W

31.175430 N  90.525106 W     31.174940 N  90.526528 W

 


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