Bass fishing still slow in Lake Lincoln

Published 1:22 pm Thursday, August 18, 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 slow on topwaters and soft plastics. 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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Bream fishing is fair. Try crickets in shallow water and worms around brushtops or other structure in 5 – 10 feet of water.

Crappie fishing is slow. Chartreuse/purple or chartreuse/black tube jigs as well as minnows have been productive.
The catfish bite is fair. 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 fair. Try junebug or watermelon red colors around the stumps.
Bream fishing has slowed a bit, but is still good.

One angler caught 46, and a couple others had 20 each. Crickets and wax worms are the best bets. 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. Try minnows and jigs around deep structure. Chartreuse and white are popular jig colors.
The catfish bite is fair. 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.
Fishing will open to the general public on Wed, Sept. 21, at 6 a.m.