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Bass fishing picking up in Lincoln County

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

Lake Lincoln State Park

Bass fishing should be picking up at Lincoln. Fish should be moving shallow to spawn. Soft plastics are the best bets.

Bream fishing is slow; worms on the bottom would be best.

The crappie moved out into deeper water with the cool weather, but should move up shallow as the weather warms. The fishing was still good.

No reports on catfish. Worms or cutbait fished on the bottom are the baits of choice.

Lake Mary Crawford

Bass fishing is good. Black or junebug colored worms are the best lures right now.

Bream fishing is good; one angler caught 42 on waxworms recently. The Redear (chinkapins, shellcrackers) are starting to spawn. Try redworms fished on the bottom.

Crappie fishing is fair to good; it’s starting to pick up. Lime colored jigs are working well currently. Small minnows and jigs are your best bet.

Catfishing is fair. Try cutbait, worms or commercial catfish bait on the bottom.

Percy Quin State Park

Bass fishing is good on soft plastics in shallow water in the grass, and also around the willow trees.

Bream fishing is fair in shallow water. Worms and crickets are working the best.

Crappie fishing is good. Fisherman trolling in five to nine feet of water are having success with minnows and jigs.

The catfish bite is fair, but there are some big catfish in Lake Tangipahoa; a few in the 30-pound range have been caught over the last couple of months. Fish on the bottom with your favorite catfish bait.