Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tippah County Lake - 11/12/2019 2:00:36 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Very few anglers have been on the lake recently. Recent electrofishing produced a few good bass in 3 to 7 feet of water. We encourage anglers to keep all the small bass they catch, as Tippah County Lake is bass-crowded.
Crappie Crappie fishing is very slow; no crappie anglers have been seen. Try targeting off shore brush tops and cover in 10 to 15 feet of water with both jigs and minnows.
Bream The bream bite is poor. Crickets typically work well, but meal worms or red worms also produce some fish.
Catfish The catfish bite has been slow. Tightlining with live, hand-sized bream works best for flathead catfish. A few catfish are being caught in the northeast section of the lake. Try fishing the main point out from the campground where it meets the creek channel.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Catfish No length limit.

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
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.

 Additional Information:  

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

Tippah 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.


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. 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'

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