Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Ross Barnett Reservoir - 9/9/2019 3:33:32 PM


Bass are in shallow water. If you can find areas where the white water lily and American lotus haven't died off these are good spots to fish for bass. To catch these fish use lures like spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms that can maneuver in between vegetation.



Bream are in shallow water. Bream sometimes move near vegetation or cover to escape the heat of the day. Target these fish using small redworms or crickets.  



Crappie are still being caught along the creek channel. Vertical fishing with jigs or minnows can be a good way of targeting fish. Some anglers have been having some success fishing around stump fields.  



Fish for catfish along the bottom or in deep pockets. Use chicken liver or cut bait to catch these fish. Fishing for catfish can be a good choice, but can be really good even during the hottest parts of the summer. 


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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