Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Prentiss Walker Lake - 5/23/2023 3:19:29 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been fair. Fish in some of the coves near woody cover or structure. Target these fish with willow bladed spinnerbaits or Texas rigged soft plastic swimbaits.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been slow. Fish in deep water at 6 - 8 feet deep. Use live minnows or junebug colored jigs to catch these fish.
Bream Bream fishing has slowed down this past week. Fish in shallow water with wax worms or very small jigs.
Catfish Catfishing has been poor. Fish in deep water with large night crawlers or chicken gizzards.

Water Temperature: 79 F         Water Visibility: 28"

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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