Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Prentiss Walker Lake - 11/12/2019 3:54:13 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been poor. Bass can be caught in water where the depths drop from 4 - 8 feet deep. Anglers have been having success using dark colored soft plastic around structure. Prentiss Walker is crowded with bass and anglers are encouraged to keep small fish.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been poor. Crappie are usually suspended along the creek channel. Target these fish in using green or yellow colored jigs or minnows.
Bream Bream fishing has been fair. Try fishing in some of the coves at depths of 3 - 6 feet using crickets or small worms in and around shallow structure. Prentiss Walker have a healthy population of big bream.
Catfish Catfish fishing has been poor. Catfish can be targeted at depths around 9 - 12 feet deep. Commercial stinkbaits and liver work well this time of year.

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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