Bass biting well at Lake Mary Crawford

Published 4:10 pm Saturday, July 9, 2016

Below are the most current 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 fair on topwater, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits. 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 is fair.  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 30, with his biggest fish being a little over three pounds. 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 good. Two different anglers caught 30 a piece on Saturday, with one whopper over one pound.  Crickets and wax worms are the best bets.

The redear are averaging close to one pound each.    Try fishing in 5 – 10 feet of water using crickets and worms off the ends of points.

Crappie fishing is slow.  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.

A youth fishing day will be held on Saturday Sept. 17, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Youth ages 15 and under will be allowed to fish, but must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years old and has a valid fishing license.

Fishing will open to the general public on Wednesday Sept. 21, at 6 a.m.
Call the park office at 601-684-3938 for additional information.