Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tippah County Lake - 12/6/2018 2:29:53 PM

Attention Anglers:  The boat ramps at Tippah Lake have been closed in order to conduct repairs to the ramps and courtesy piers.  Repairs should be completed by December of 2018.


Late Fall/Winter fishing report:



Having only bank access, very few anglers are visiting the lake. Try making long casts, with shakeyheads, Texas/Carolina-rigged plastics, jigs, and spinnerbaits. Any visible cover should hold a fish or two.




The bream bite will be slow during the cold season, but some quality redear can be caught. Try tight lining worms along the bottom along primary drop-offs and close to the creek channel.




Main points and the creek channel are typically the areas to target for crappie during the cold season. Hair jigs, minnows, and vertically jigged blade baits are good choices to try in those areas.




Like bream, the catfish bite will be slow during the cold season. Making long casts out from points with tight lined worms and/or liver will be the best technique to use.


Weekly fishing reports will pick back up in February.



Fishing Regulations


Lengths to Release:
Catfish: no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Catfish: 10

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
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.


MDWFP personnel sank donated Christmas trees in Tippah Lake this past winter. The brush piles are a good way to upcycle leftover Christmas trees and create fishing hot spots. Here are the coordinates for those brush piles.

N 34°47.429' W 088°57.263'

N 34°47.615' W 088°57.273'

N 34°47.597' W 088°57.371'

N 34°47.311' W 088°57.172'

N 34°47.302' W 088°57.293'

N 34°47.150' W 088°57.386'

For more information, give the lake manager Jim Cutberth a call at (662) 837-9850.

A depth map of Tippah Lake can be found at the following link:

Tippah County Lake

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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