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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout in local lakes and streams.

By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

Trout fishing in Mississippi

Trout fishing in Mississippi provides anglers with a unique opportunity to target cold-water species in a region known for its warm-water fisheries. The purpose of this page is to share basic information about trout fishing and identify rainbow trout waters in the state.

Mississippi is home to quality rainbow trout fishing. These trout are stocked in select lakes and rivers, creating angling opportunities for those seeking the thrill of trout fishing.

One popular destination for trout fishing in Mississippi is the colder tailwater section of the Tenn-Tom Waterway. This section of the river below the Aberdeen Lock and Dam provides favorable conditions for trout, including cooler water temperatures and sufficient oxygen levels. Anglers can try their luck by casting flies, using spinners, or employing bait fishing techniques to entice these beautiful trout.

In addition to the Tenn-Tom Waterway, Mississippi also offers trout fishing in selected lakes, such as Lake Lamar Bruce and Lake Mary Crawford. These lakes are periodically stocked with trout, providing anglers with opportunities to test their skills and land these prized fish.

While trout fishing in Mississippi may not rival the renowned trout waters of other states, the unique opportunity to catch trout in a southern region makes it an appealing pursuit for local anglers and visitors alike. The state record for rainbow trout in Mississippi are evidence of the potential for exceptional catches, with impressive weights recorded over the years.

Trout fishing in Mississippi is typically best during the cooler months of the year when water temperatures are more favorable for trout. The spring and fall seasons are particularly productive, as trout become more active and feed aggressively. Anglers should consult local fishing regulations and stocking schedules for the most up-to-date information on trout fishing opportunities in Mississippi.

Trout Fishing Waters

MS has extremely limited trout fishing with spotted testings of stocked trout. The pond at Lake Lamar Bruce is the only public water body where anglers can catch rainbow trout.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Mississippi

Trout Species In The State

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 5.03 lbs

Click the images and links above for species details.

Select the best trout lures and baits

Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.

Mississippi State Record Trout

The state record rainbow trout was caught from a private pond.

MS Trout Fishing Information

Visit the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks website for additional information on trout and trout stocking in Mississippi. Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Additional trout information

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