Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Simpson County Lake - 5/13/2024 2:08:25 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing is slow with a few being caught on points and structure.
Crappie Crappie fishing is slow with a few being caught in deep water.
Bream Bream fishing is fair with steady catches from the bank and boats near beds.
Catfish Catfishing is poor.

Water temperature: 82°F     Water visibility (inches): 36


Report provided by Mr. Tony Craft, Simpson County Lake Manager

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Largemouth Bass Protected Slot Limit 14 to 22 inches
Crappie No length limit
Catfish No length limit
Bream No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Largemouth Bass 10 only 1 can be over 22"
Crappie 15
Catfish 10
Bream 20
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes. 


  • Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.

Additional Information:


For information about Simpson County Lake, please call (601) 849-4886.

Simpson County Lake depth map


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


New fish attractor coordinates added January 2022

Latitude Longitude

31.91390, -89.78986

31.91380, -89.78997

31.91499, -89.79000

31.91476, -89.78964

31.91486, -89.78993

31.91572, -89.79272

31.95460, -89.79311

31.91641, -89.79243

31.91645, -89.79267

31.91558, -89.79192

31.91669, -89.79162

31.91408, -89.79136

31.91310, -89.79228

31.91277, -89.79305

31.91285, -89.79293

31.91823, -89.78979

31.91617, -89.79135

31.91333, -89.79213

31.91284, -89.79348

31.91390, -89.79191

31.91433, -89.79120

31.91531, -89.79000

31.91917, -89.78978

31.91622, -89.78978




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