Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tombigbee State Park - 9/9/2019 8:32:11 AM

Water temperature: N/A




Bass fishing is poor to fair.  Anglers are having some success with shaky heads around laydowns. 




Bream fishing is fair to good. Red worms and meal worms are the most popular baits. Most anglers are targeting primary drop-offs. Any woody cover along those drop-offs should hold a few fish.




Crappie fishing is slow.  Anglers are targeting crappie in the main lake around any brush tops in the 13-20 ft. depth range. They are using both minnows and jigs to catch their fish.




The catfish bite is fair.  Try targeting the areas around the fishing piers and deeper points with night crawlers and/or liver. Tight lining is a popular technique for catfish.


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:
No trotlines, set lines, jug fishing, or commercial gears are permitted on state park lakes. Night fishing (from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise) will be permitted from the shore or from boats which are in compliance with State and Coast Guard regulations. Only idle speed and trolling motors may be used at night. Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of a bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.


For more information, contact the park at (662) 842-7669

A depth map of the lake at Tombigbee State Park can be found at the following link:

Tombigbee Park PDF

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.

Share this share this share this

Sign up, Keep Up

Sign up to receive monthly newsletters featuring all the latest news and happenings from MDWFP.