Fishing & Boating


Weekly fishing reports will return in February. Below are a few tips for fishing during the winter and early spring.

Fishing Report

Prentiss Walker Lake - 12/14/2022 1:39:20 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass can be targeted in deeper water where structure is present. Feeder creeks or ledges along the main creek channel should be holding fish also. Deep diving crank baits or plastic worms fished slowly in these areas can be effective late in the year.
Crappie Crappie will be in deep water this time of year along creek channels and deep structure. Fish may be anywhere in the water column so try multiple depths until fish are located. Trolling in these areas with minnows or jigs are very productive ways to catch crappie during the winter months.
Bream Bream may be found in deeper water off of points and around structure. Tight lining on the bottom with crickets and worms will be the most effective method for harvesting good size bream this time of year.
Catfish Catfish can be targeted in deep water around creek ledges and structure. Worms, liver and blood baits will be best choices for baits.



Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
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 Prentiss Walker Lake, please call (601) 733-2611. For Google Maps users, the lake is labeled Lake Ross Barnett.

Prentiss Walker 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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