Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Prentiss Walker Lake - 11/22/2023 8:49:26 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Largemouth Bass fishing is fair. Try targeting bass along shoreline laydowns with spinnerbaits or topwaters.
Crappie Crappie fishing is good right now. Good fish are being caught in water 10 to 16 foot deep on minnows and jigs.
Bream Bream fishing is fair.. Fish in shallow water with crickets. Larger bream will be around deeper shoreline cover. A popular bream fishing spot is near the buoy on the fair side of the lake.
Catfish Catfishing is poor. Fish in deep water with large night crawlers or chicken gizzards.

Water Temperature: 60 °F         Water Visibility: 66 inches

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


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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