Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Ross Barnett Reservoir - 5/21/2019 2:45:55 PM


Bass can be caught in shallow water around structure. Target these fish with spinner baits or soft plastic lures. Some of the best habitat are areas with aquatic vegetation. Bass may be in these areas foraging for food.     



Bream are in shallow water and spawning so look for fish creating beds. Use small worms or crickets to catch these fish. 



A few crappie may be shallow, but have moved back to deeper waters.Fish for crappie that are roaming the edge of the creek channels. Target these fish using jigs or minnows. 



Fish for catfish along the bottom. Try fishing with liver or commercial blood baits. Many anglers enjoy catching catfish from the bank on the Natchez Trace. 


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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