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Mississippi Fishing Lake

The state of Mississippi offers excellent bass fishing, crappie fishing, catfish, stripers and more in lakes, ponds, streams and rivers. Listed here are the major fishing lakes in Mississippi. Here, you can fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, redear sunfish, spotted sunfish, warmouth, white bass, yellow bass, stripers, alligator gar, bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, paddlefish, sauger, saugeye and spotted gar in local lakes, rivers, ponds and/or streams.

Major Mississippi Lakes

Mississippi major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart

This chart shows the major fishing waters in Mississippi, cross referencing these waters with the major types of fishing to be found in each of the lakes or impoundments. For a more complete list of fish species in Mississippi, see the list below, which also includes state records.

Mississippi Fishing Lake Sizes & Locations

Arkabutla Lake is an 33,000-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state, 2 miles northwest of Coldwater, MS.

Enid Reservoir is a 28,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Enid, MS.

Grenada Reservoir is a 64,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Grenada, MS.

Jamie Whitten Lock & Dam is a series of ten locks creating individual lakes in the northeast corner of the state, 4 miles west of Dennis, MS.

Okatibbee Lake is a 4,100-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, 3 miles northeast of Collinsville, MS.

Ross R Barnett Reservoir is a 33,000-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Ridgeland, MS.

Sardis Lake is a 58,000-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state, 5 miles northwest of Oxford, MS.

Catch Mississippi bass in lakes and ponds throughout the state. There are plenty of other species residing in MS waters to fulfill most any anglers' wish list.

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State of MS Fishing Information

For additional information about fishing in Mississippi visit the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks website. Click here to acquire a Mississippi fishing license.

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Fish for big bass in Mississippi

Excellent largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fishing opportunities are available to anglers in MS.

Fish Species in Mississippi

Fishing for bass in Mississippi

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

MS State Record: 18 lbs 2 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

MS State Record: 7 lbs 15 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

MS State Record: 8 lbs 2 oz

Fishing for catfish in Mississippi

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

MS State Record: 51 lbs 12 oz

Flathead Catfish

Flathead catfish

World record: 123 lbs 9 oz

MS State Record: 77 lbs 11 oz

Blue Catfish

Blue catfish

World record: 143 lbs 0 oz

MS State Record: 95 lbs 0 oz

Fishing for crappie in Mississippi

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

MS State Record: 4 lbs 4 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

MS State Record: 5 lbs 3 oz

Fishing for walleye in Mississippi

Walleye

Walleye

World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

MS State Record: 9 lbs 10 oz

Fishing for trout in Mississippi

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

MS State Record: 5 lbs 0 oz

Fishing for panfish in Mississippi

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

MS State Record: 3 lbs 7 oz

Green Sunfish

Green sunfish

World record: 2.1 lbs

MS State Record: 1 lbs 4 oz

Hybrid Sunfish

Hybrid sunfish

World record: N/A

MS State Record: 1 lbs 3.5 oz

Longear Sunfish

Longear sunfish

World record: 1.75 lbs

MS State Record: 0 lbs 3 oz

Redear Sunfish

Redear sunfish

World record: 5.4 lbs

MS State Record: 3 lbs 5.5 oz

Soptted Sunfish

Spotted sunfish

World record: N/A

MS State Record: 0 lbs 2.3 oz

Warmouth

Warmouth

World record: 2.4 lbs

MS State Record: 1 lbs 8 oz

White Bass

White Bass

World record: 6.8 lbs

MS State Record: 5 lbs 6 oz

Yellow Bass

Yellow bass

World record: 2 lbs 15 oz

MS State Record: 1 lbs 12 oz

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

MS State Record: 1 lbs 2 oz

Fishing for striped bass in Mississippi

Striped Bass

Striper

Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz

MS State Record: 37 lbs 13 oz

Fishing for other species in Mississippi

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

World record: 279 lbs

MS State Record: 215 lbs 0 oz

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

MS State Record: 18 lbs 14 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

MS State Record: 6 lbs 4 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

MS State Record: 44 lbs 0 oz

Paddlefish

Paddlefish

World record: 144 lbs

MS State Record: 65 lbs 0 oz

Sauger

Sauger

World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

MS State Record: 2 lbs 8 oz

Saugeye

Saugeye

World record: 15 lbs 6 oz

MS State Record: 4 lbs 10 oz

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

MS State Record: 8 lbs 1 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

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