Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Ross Barnett Reservoir - 4/18/2018 7:41:42 AM


Bass should be in shallow waters around grass mats and rock piles. Fishing with spinner baits and soft plastic lizards may be the best way to catch these fish.


Bream should be moving to shallow waters to begin prepping beds for the spawn. Try fishing for these males using crickets and worms.


Crappie have been scattered at various depths due to cold weather moving in and out of the area. Try fishing with jigs and minnows in shallow water vegetation and other various depths to catch these fish.

Crappie are also very active below the spillway this time of year when discharge rates are high.

Here are some nice crappie recently caught on the reservoir.


Try fishing on the bottom using worms, liver and cut bait. Fishing off the Natchez Trace is also popular this time of year.


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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