Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Tombigbee State Park - 9/20/2023 2:07:22 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Anglers are targeting the water willow along the banks early and late in the day with various weed less presentations. Buzzbaits, frogs, weightless senkos, and lightly weighted Texas-rigs are popular choices. If overcast or rainy conditions are present, look for the water willow bite to extend toward the midday hours. When the sun gets higher in the sky, anglers are throwing Texas-rigged plastics, shakeyheads, and crankbaits around points and drop-offs in 10 – 20 ft. of water.
Crappie Anglers are using both jigs and minnows to target crappie around any cover in 15 – 25 ft. of water. Either bait option may out produce the other on any given day, depending on conditions.
Bream The bream bite is fair. Most anglers are fishing from the bank and the piers. Most anglers are tight lining crickets and red worms, but a cork presentation may work as well. Look for any cover close to traditional bedding areas to hold fish as well.
Catfish Catfish anglers are targeting drop-offs and deeper shoreline cover like laydowns with tight lined liver and night crawlers. The best catfish action seems to happen in the evening hours just before sunset.

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.
  • 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.




 Additional Information:  

For information about Tombigbee State Park, please call (662) 842-7669.

Tombigbee Park 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 2022, three large fish attractors were added at Tombigbee. GPS coordinates for these are below:


N 34.23513

W -88.6274

N 34.23282

W -88.6219

N 34.23257

W -88.6223

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