Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Prentiss Walker Lake - 5/13/2024 2:12:53 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Largemouth bass fishing is slow. Try targeting bass around brush piles and laydowns with Texas rigged creature baits, spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been slow. Try targeting crappie in depths of 5-10 feet with minnows are small hair jigs.
Bream Bream fishing has been good with anglers catching bream on solid colored jigs with crappie nibbles.
Catfish Catfishing is poor. Try tightlining garlic soaked chicken or livers in deep water.

Temperature: 79 °F                       Water visibility:  18 inches 

Report Provided by Mr. Yancey Stanford, Prentiss Walker Lake Manager


Congratulations to Mr. Dwayne Eubanks of Magee for landing this 45.60 pound catfish and for setting the new lake record.




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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