in Mississippi for Bluegills, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish,
Redear Sunfish, Spotted Sunfish, Warmouth, White Bass, Yellow
Bass and Other MS Panfish.
One or more species of sunfish populate virtually all warm water
streams, ponds and lakes throughout Mississippi and around the world
for that matter. They can survive in waters that provide their
natural food source of minnows, crustaceans, insects and worms.
Their competitive nature amongst themselves for food, makes them
relatively easy to catch.
Sunfish Lakes In Mississippi
Find fishing water in Mississippi and you probably will probably
find one or more species of panfish. Private ponds, rivers and
major lakes like Arkabutla Lake, Enid Reservoir, Grenada Reservoir,
Jamie Whitten Lock & Dam, Okatibbee Lake, Ross R Barnett Reservoir
and Sardis Lake all have healthy schools of panfish.
Some of the better lakes in MS for bream include Lake Lamar Bruce,
Trace State Park Lake, Flower Lake, Lakeview\Horn Lake, Tunica Cutoff,
Beulah Lake, Lake Washington, Lake Ross Barnett, Lake Mike Connor,
Lake Mary Crawford, Lake Jeff Davis, Pascagoula River Oxbow Lakes,
Black Creek and Lake Perry.
The Mississippi state record bluegill and hybrid sunfish were
caught in private ponds, Waltmans Lake served up the state record
sunfish, the state record redear sunfish came out of Tippah County
Lake and the state record warmouth was caught in Black Creek.
Panfish are prolific spawners and repopulate the waters as fast
as they are harvested. A common problem with panfish fishing is
that the waters are under-fished causing panfish to overpopulate.
As a result they tend to stay small in size due to lack of food
The list of panfish is comprised of many fishes each called by
a variety of names. The bluegill tops the list and is the most common.
Check for Mississippi bluegill fishing
articles in the articles section.
Crappie are also considered panfish. For details on crappie visit
World Record: 1.25 lbs
World Record: 2.1 lbs.
World Record: 5.4 lbs.
World Record: 3.0 lbs.
World Record: 2.4 lbs
World Record: 6.8 lbs.
USA Record: 3.75 lbs
For general information on local fishing visit the
Fishing home page.
MS Sunfish Fishing - All About Fishing for Bluegill
& Other Panfish in Mississippi.