Ross Barnett Reservoir: Bass biting well along the river channel around ledges and woody structure. Fish also being harvested off of points in the 8 - 10 ft depth range. Diving plugs, plastic worms and sinkos are popular baits this time of year.
Crappie fishing has been good this past week. Unseasonably warm weather has made conditions optimal for fish to bite. Anglers are reporting good numbers of heavy fish being harvested along ledges of the river channel both above and below Hwy 43 bridge. Double minnow rigs and jigs are the most popular baits at this time.
With the weather continuing to be on the warm side, bream can be targeted with crickets and worms at depths of 3 - 5 ft deep. Tight lining on the bottom and fishing baits under a cork around vegetation and stump fields are popular methods for catching bream.
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 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.