Largemouths, bream are biting in lakes nearby

Published 8:54 pm Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The most current reports on fishing conditions of lakes in the area are courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

Miss. Code of 1972 defines game fish to include all bream (red ear, bluegill, long ear, war mouth, green sunfish), all crappie (white, black), all black bass (large mouth, small mouth, spotted), shadow bass, walleye, sauger, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass, striped bass, white bass, yellow bass, and all pickerel (red fin, grass, and chain).

Lake Lincoln State Park

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No current reports on bass. Topwater lures early in the morning or late in the evening should be productive. Fishing with soft plastics around the edges of weeds could also produce some strikes.


No current reports on bream. Try fishing with worms and crickets in shallow water around structure.


No recent reports on crappie. Try fishing the fish attractors in deeper water with different colored jigs.


No current reports on catfish. Try the creek channel near the bridge and around the island with livers or cutbait.

Calling Panther Lake

Boat lanes have been cut to allow for easier access to different parts of the lake, but be aware that idle speed is required in these areas. Channels are marked with red/green markers for main channels and gold markers for side channels.


Bass fishing has been good. Some big fish have been caught on crankbaits. Large soft plastics are working well on schooling bass.

Try fishing 10-12 feet deep with soft plastics when you aren’t seeing any schooling fish. Topwater lures along the dam early and late in the day may also be productive.


Bream fishing has been pretty good recently. Some nice redear sunfish have been caught, as well as some healthy bluegill. Fishing with crickets, worms, and even small minnows on the bottom have produced good results.


Crappie fishing has been good recently on minnows in 8 to 12 feet of water. If you use a variety of different colored jigs at different depths you should have success harvesting these fish.


The catfish bite is good right now and Calling Panther has a very healthy catfish population. Try cutbait or chicken livers on the bottom.

Lake Tangipahoa

Percy Quin State Park


Regulations: 16-22 inch slot limit (all fish 16 to 22 inches must be released immediately) on largemouth, with a seven fish creel limit; only one bass over 22 inches may be harvested.

Bass are biting in 6-8 feet of water on soft plastics and suspending jerkbaits. Try fishing off points and weed lines.


Regulations: 50 fish daily creel limit, no size restriction.

Bream fishing has been good; try crickets and worms in 3-6 feet of water and around structure.


Regulations: 20 fish daily creel limit, no size restriction.

No current reports available; small minnows and jigs fished around the willows should produce some fish.


Regulations: 10 fish daily creel limit, no size restriction.

Currently there are no reports on catfish, but Lake Tangipahoa has some big blue cats. Try chicken livers or nightcrawlers on the bottom. Look to fish deep pockets where fish may nestled away.

Lake Mary Crawford

The lake remains closed for renovation.