Fishing & Boating


Weekly fishing reports will resume the week of February 17, 2020.  Listed below are winter fishing tips and techniques for Tippah County Lake.

Fishing Report

Tippah County Lake - 1/30/2020 8:46:15 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass can be caught on soft plastics and small jigs or suspending jerkbaits.
Crappie Try fishing different depths in 12-20 feet of water to locate suspended crappie. Jigs and minnows are your best bets.
Bream Bream can be caught in 5-10 feet of water on wax worms or crickets.
Catfish Catfish can be caught tightlining worms or cutbait on the bottom. Try using live bream fished in deeper water around structure for flatheads.

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. Here are the coordinates for those brush piles.

N 34°47.273' W 088°57.330'

N 34°47.256' W 088°57.169'

N 34°47.409' W 088°57.067'

N 34°47.690' W 088°57.080'

N 34°47.590' W 088°57.964'

N 34°47.656' W 088°57.045'

N 34°47.563' W 088°57.232'

N 34°47.601' W 088°57.369'

N 34°47.622' W 088°57.325'

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