There was an Asian carp kill on Tunica Cutoff, other Mississippi River oxbows, and in the river itself in late summer and early fall. These kills have occurred almost every year at the same time. Investigation of previous kills revealed bacteria as the cause.
Fishing ReportTunica Cutoff - 11/12/2019 3:07:09 PM
|Bass||Bass should be on wood cover off steep banks; spinnerbaits and soft plastics should work. Fish shad imitating crankbaits off points with little cover.|
|Crappie||Some decent crappie catches have been reported from the Cutoff lately. Best luck for crappie should be jigging 6 - 10 ft deep in the edges of the trees or trolling outside the tree line; Houseboat or OK Pockets are good starting points.|
|Bream||Fish for bream 3 - 8 ft deep with worms or crickets under a bobber. Use a slip float if the fish are deeper.|
|Catfish||Best luck on catfish should be fishing natural bait on noodles (jugs) or lines in any trees (rising) or in the runout (falling). Most catfish caught here are 1 - 5+ lb channels.|
|White Bass||White Bass should be schooling on shad around the ramps or off steep, sandy points; fish jigs or shad-imitating crankbaits. There are no size or number limits on White Bass. With the lake connected to the river, you might land a Striped Bass or hybrid, both of which have to be over 15 inches long with a daily limit of 6 fish per person. The best way to tell these fish apart is by their stripes. White Bass have 1 stripe running to the tail; stripers and hybrids have 2 or more stripes running to the tail.|
Special Fishing Regulations
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Creel Limits (per person, per day)
Memphis District Corps personnel allow placement of artificial fish habitat. When you can get back in the lake is a good time to sweeten your favorite spots; remember to save GPS waypoints if you have the capability.
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.