5 Best Fishing Spots in Mississippi

By Amy Gremillion

5 Best Fishing Spots in Mississippi

In Mississippi, veteran anglers and inexperienced fishermen and women alike will find no shortage of incredible fishing spots to discover. From lakes covering over 1,000 acres to magnificent reservoirs, you’ll be catching crappie, bass, and catfish in no time. The Mississippi's Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) estimates that there are more than a quarter of a million acres of freshwater fishing in the state. Here are the best fishing spots in Mississippi. 

1. Grenada Lake

Grenada Lake was created by the Army Corps of Engineers as a flood control lake on the Yalobusha River. The area is known as a particularly good spot to find crappie, but anglers also find bass, bream, and catfish in the waters. Set up camp in Hugh White State Park for a real outdoors experience.

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2. Lake Tangipahoa, McComb, MS

Lake Tangipahoa is a 490-acre lake in Percy Quin State Park southwest of McComb. It is formed by the Lake Tangipahoa Dam, which was built on the Tangipahoa River in 1940. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks reports that the crappie and bluegill are especially well-sized, but bass and catfish fishing are also popular here. 

3. Okhissa Lake at Homochitto National Forest

The Okhissa Lake is a beautiful 1,075-acre lake located in the sprawling Homochitto National Forest. Okhissa Lake holds the unique distinction of being the first lake in the country endorsed by legendary bass fisherman Bill Dance, who was involved in developing the fishing habitat.

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4. Pickwick Lake at J.P. Coleman State Park

Pickwick Lake is a reservoir in Mississippi's northeastern corner, and it joins Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Fishermen here often find black bass, crappie, catfish, and paddlefish. Even if you don't catch anything here, the scenery will be worth the day spent on the water! 

5. Sardis Lake

Located in Lafayette, Panola, and Marshall counties, Sardis Lake covers an amazing 98,520 acres on the Little Tallahatchie River. Anglers will enjoy fishing for catfish, crappie, and bass. In fact, many say that Sardis Lake boasts some of the best crappie fishing in the state. You won’t want to miss out on the abundant opportunity provided by this incredible lake.

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