Fishing in Mississippi
There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch
them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of
pounds. They can be found in all types of water including ponds,
streams, lakes and rivers. There are even species which spend a
limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very
noble fight once hooked.
Catfish Fishing Lakes In Mississippi
Big catfish tend to come from rivers including the Mississippi
River and Tennessee River. All the major lakes have one or more
specie of catfish. These lakes include Arkabutla Lake, Enid Reservoir,
Grenada Reservoir, Jamie Whitten Lock & Dam, Okatibbee Lake,
Ross R Barnett Reservoir and Sardis Lake.
The Mississippi state record blue catfish was caught from the
Mississippi River, Lake Tom Bailey gave up the state record channel
catfish and Pickwick Lake was home to the state record flathead.
Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another.
They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their
strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food
sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your
search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught
on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate
their ability to catch live bait.
Catfish Organizations & Resources
U.S. Catfish Anglers
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