Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tippah County Lake - 7/16/2018 12:56:04 PM

Fishing pressure continues to be low. Most anglers visiting the lake are targeting either bass or bream. The bream bite is fair to good with most fish coming from the 4 – 8 ft range just out from traditional bedding areas. Both crickets and worms have been working. Some anglers are using a tight lined technique while others are opting for a cork fishing technique, but tight lining worms seems to be catching bigger fish. The bass bite is fair as most of the action is occurring during the early morning or late evening hours. Anglers are throwing various topwater lures around shallow cover during those twilight hours. During the day, anglers are opting to target deeper offshore structure and cover along the creek channel with Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, jigs, and shakeyheads. A few crappie anglers are hitting the lake and targeting the deeper offshore brush tops with both minnows and jigs. No catfish report this week. If you plan on targeting catfish, target primary drop-offs out from the boat ramp with tight lined worms or live bait during the evening hours.

A nice largemouth caught by Brandon Grant of Ripley.

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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