Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Ross Barnett Reservoir - 10/2/2018 9:12:20 AM


The best time to target bass is in the evening or early morning hours. Bass are usually searching for schooling fish in shallow water during this time. The best lures for targeting these fish are crankbaits, jerkbaits and spinnerbaits. 


Try targeting bream in shallow water. Using small worms and crickets around structure may also produce some bites. 


Most crappie are still roaming creek channels. A few crappie have been caught around stumps or other structure. Target these fish by trolling small crankbaits or fishing with jigs. 


Try fishing on the bottom using liver or cut bait. Try targeting catfish that are roaming creek channels. Anglers have been doing well lately using blood baits. If you are fishing from the bank the Natchez Trace is a very popular right now.


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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