Fishing & Boating


Tippah County Lake is open to fishing and boating.  The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft.  Bank and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).  


Fishing Report

Tippah County Lake - 9/21/2020 1:01:00 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass The bass bite continues to be slow to fair. Anglers are targeting the flats and points close to deeper water early and late in the day with various topwater presentations. Any cover in those areas should hold fish. As the sun gets higher in the sky, anglers are moving deeper on the points and targeting off shore structure with cover on it. Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shakeyheads, and jigs are popular lure choices for the deeper water bite. If you aren’t getting bites, try downsizing your presentations.
Crappie If you want to try your hand at catching a few crappie, target off shore brush and cover in 12 – 20 ft. of water with both jigs and minnows.
Bream The bream bite is slow for most anglers. Anglers are targeting drop-offs and cover just out from traditional bedding areas. Tight lining red worms or crickets has been the most popular technique.
Catfish If you want to try your hand at catching a few catfish, tight lining liver or worms close to the creek channel out from the boat ramp area is a good option.

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 information about Tippah County Lake, please call (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.


In January of 2020, 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.  The coordinates are listed below:

N 34.7878,  W -88.9555

N 34.7867, W -88.9528

N 34.7901, W -88.9511

N 34.7948, W -88.9513

N 34.7942, W -88.9507

N 34.7927, W -88.9538

N 34.7933, W -88.9561

N 34.7937, W -88.9554


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