Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Ross Barnett Reservoir - 7/15/2019 4:07:58 PM



Bass fishing can be good during or right after rain. Topwater early in the morning can provide some good action. Use soft plastic lures near shallow vegetation.



Bream are in shallow water around structure. Bluegill will spawn multiple times during the year as long as conditions are optimal. Use small worms or crickets to catch fish that are around structure or still on the beds. 



Some of the best areas to fish for crappie is on the edge of creek channels. Use chartreuse or blue colored jigs to catch these fish. Some anglers have been having some success trolling small crankbaits through the creek channel.  



Fish for catfish along the bottom. Use chicken liver or cut bait to catch these fish. During the summer fishing for catfish can always be a good choice. 


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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