Fishing ReportTippah County Lake - 3/21/2023 8:17:20 AM
|Largemouth Bass||Bass fishing has been a little hit-or-miss recently. The cold snap and cooling water temps have slowed the bite a little, but fish are still being caught. Jigs, crankbaits, and carolina-rigged worms are getting some bites.|
|Crappie||As with the bass bite, the recent cold weather has slowed the crappie bite. Jigs and minnows are good choices to try in those areas.|
|Bream||No current reports on bream, as there haven't been any bream anglers out just yet. Tightlining with red worms is probably your best option.|
|Catfish||No recent reports on catfish, but Tippah Lake has a healthy catfish population. Multiple huge channel cats were seen during last fall's sampling, so the big fish are in there. The channel cats are more abundant than the flatheads, and are readily caught with koolaid-flavored chicken, nightcrawlers, liver, or your preferred commercial catfish bait. Cut bait is also a good option.|
Special Fishing Regulations
|Species||Type||Length To Release|
|Catfish||No length limit.|
Creel Limits (per person, per day)
|Catfish||10||Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes.|
- 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.
For information about Tippah County Lake, please call (662) 837-9850.
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.
In January of 2020 and 2021, MDWFP personnel sank donated Christmas trees in Tippah Lake. The brush piles are a good way to upcycle leftover Christmas trees and create fishing hot spots. Coordinates have been verified; be sure you enter the number in the proper format. Coordinates marked with * are approximate due to a glitch in the GPS unit, but are close. The coordinates are listed below: