Ross Barnett Reservoir: Bass catches made in shallow water have picked up this week. Flats with pad stems or grass are good spots to target this time of year.
Crappie fishing is hit-and-miss right now. Anglers are having some luck above and below the Hwy. 43 bridge, the welfare hole, around the causeway bridge, and in channel near Rose's Bluff, fishing in 10' to 15' of water, jigging a couple of feet off of the bottom. Current will be a determining factor.
Try for catfish in deep timber with jigs or minnows fished next to the bottom. Fish can also be targeted with jugs out in the open water by floating them through stump fields. Worms and blood baits can be very productive. Trot lines and poles fished along flats adjacent to the river channel and above Hwy 43 in old oxbow lakes are also good ways to harvest many quality catfish. Special regulations apply to parts of Ross Barnett for trotlines, throw lines, set hooks, limb lines, fffd's, jugs and yo-yos. Please check in advance before using these devices.
No current reports on bream at this time.