Fishing & Boating


Prentiss Walker Lake 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

Prentiss Walker Lake - 10/13/2020 2:25:51 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been fair. Target bass around shallow structure if possible. Use bright colored crankbaits or in-line spinners to catch these fish.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been slow lately. Crappie can be at various depths, but most are deep at the moment. Use jigs or live minnows to catch these fish.
Bream Bream fishing has been good. Target bream around shallow woody structure at 4 - 6 feet of water. Try catching these fish using crickets or small worms. If your fishing for redear try fishing near the bottom.
Catfish Fishing for catfish has been fair lately. Catfish are at depths of 10 - 12 feet. Use liver or cut bait to catch these fish.

Below: Here's a picture of a nice bream recently caught at Prentiss Walker.

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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