Area fishing starting to pick up

Published 6:43 pm Thursday, July 6, 2017

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 Mary Crawford

Bass fishing is good. Black or junebug colored worms are the best lures as of right now. Target shallow and medium depths.

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Bream fishing has picked up. One angler caught 30 on worms fished on the bottom. Also try redworms fished on the bottom for Redear Sunfish.

Crappie fishing is slow. Try minnows and jigs in 8-10 feet of water.

Catfishing is good. Mary Crawford has some nice catfish in it. Two big fish were caught over the weekend on ham. Also try cutbait, worms or commercial catfish bait on the bottom. A 13.5 and an 11-pound catfish were caught over the weekend.

Healthy sized catfish are starting to come about.

Percy Quin State Park

No current reports on bass fishing. Try topwater lures, soft plastics and spinnerbaits in shallow water in the grass and also around the willow trees.

No current reports on bream fishing, but it typically picks up considerably a couple of days before and after a full moon. Try fishing in about four feet of water around the banks. Redworms and crickets are working the best.

Crappie fishing is fair. One angler caught 18 fishing in the willows about seven feet deep.

The catfish bite if fair. 10-year-old Bubba Wall caught a healthy catfish at Lake Tangipahoa over the weekend. Healthy catfish are starting to pop up at Percy Quin State Park.

Lake Lincoln State Park

No current reports on bass fishing. Try top water lures and soft plastics in shallow and medium depths.

No current reports on bream fishing. It’s usually best around a full moon. Crickets and worms are the best baits.

Crappie fishing is reportedly very slow. Anglers are having a tough time catching fish. Try trolling or spider rigging in 8-12 feet of water. Minnows and jigs are both working well.

No current reports on catfish. Fishing around the island should produce some fish. Worms or cutbait fished on the bottom are the baits of choice.