Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tippah County Lake - 9/18/2023 11:47:25 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Very few anglers have been available for reports. Topwater lures are working fairly well, but jigs, crankbaits, and Carolina- or Texas-rigged worms will also be good options.
Crappie No current reports on crappie. Jigs and minnows are good choices.
Bream Bream fishing has been fair. If the fish aren't bedding, look for them to be around cover near bedding areas. Tippah Lake is known for having large redear (shellcrackers), so tightlining with worms should be productive. Otherwise, it's hard to beat a cricket, redworm, or earthworm under a cork.
Catfish The catfish bite has been fair. For flatheads, fishing with live bream at night is a good option, but don't overlook the large channel cats that are in the lake as well. Fishing with liver, worms, or kool aid flavored chicken around brushtops or other structure should be productive.

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 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:


 34.7878, -88.9555

 34.7901, -88.9511

 34.7948, -88.9513

 34.7942, -88.9507

 34.7927, -88.9538

 34.7933, -88.9561

 34.7937, -88.9554


 34.78833, -88.9552*

 34.78600, -88.95636*

 34.79345, -88.94978*

 34.79415, -88.95042

 34.79498, -88.95135

 34.79366, -88.95390

 34.79197, -88.95367


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