Area anglers yielding high volume bream catches

Published 8:56 am Thursday, June 30, 2016

Below are reports on  fishing conditions of lakes in the area. Information courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

Lake Lincoln State Park
Bass fishing is good on topwater, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and chatterbaits, particularly around bream beds. At a recent tournament, 15.3 pounds took first place, and big bass was 7.8 pounds.

Anglers are having luck around brushpiles along the dam and on ledges. Dark colored finesse worms are working well. Red shad, green pumpkin, and bamabug colors work well.

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Wacky rigs and chatterbaits are good choices for cruising bass.

Bream fishing has been good with the full moon earlier in the week.  One angler caught 66 on worms. Try crickets in shallow water and worms around brushtops or other structure in 5 – 10 feet of water.

Crappie fishing is fair. Chartreuse/purple or chartreuse/black tube jigs as well as minnows have been productive.

The catfish bite is fair to good right now. Anglers have done well at night along the dam with shrimp. Also try cutbait and worms fished on the bottom.

Lake Mary Crawford
Bass fishing is good right now. One angler caught 19 and 13 bass over the weekend. A 7 pound bass was caught recently, and fishing has been good over the past week.

A couple of anglers caught 24, one 3-pounder and one 4-pounder in the bunch. Try junebug, tequila sun, or red shad colors around the stumps.

Bream fishing is picking back up.  One angler caught 63 recently. Crickets are the best bet. The redear are averaging close to one pound a piece.

Try fishing in 5-10 feet of water using crickets and worms off the ends of points.

Crappie fishing is fair.  A few are being caught on minnows.  Two anglers caught 18 recently.  Try minnows and jigs around deep structure.  Chartreuse and white are popular jig colors.

The catfish bite is fair to good. The shallower flats and points are good areas to fish. Try cutbait and worms fished on the bottom.

Percy Quin State Park
Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quin State Park is currently closed to fishing.

Call the park office at 601-684-3938 for additional information.