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Ross Barnett Reservoir Sponsored by
Date 30-Nov-22
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Conditions : Ross Barnett Reservoir: Bass - Bass fishing has been fair with anglers reporting fish being caught in suspended over brush piles and along vegetation lines. Anglers have also reported bass being caught on shad imitation baits in creek channels and coves.

Crappie fishing has been fair with anglers targeting fish along the river channel and creek channels. Some fish have been seen suspended over deep brush piles in 8-12 foot of water.

Bream fishing has been fair with anglers targeting bream in areas with rip rap and piers.

Catfishing has been fair with anglers reporting some fish caught. Those that were caught were caught while crappie fishing. Try catfishing on the flats on the Madison County side of the lake and near brush piles along the shoreline.

Reported by: MDWFP


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About: - Lake Ross Barnett is one of our best known big bream lakes. Large bluegill and redear sunfish make this lake a popular attraction to anglers. In spring 2005, the average weight of bream kept by anglers was 0.5 pounds. The average weight in other agency-owned fishing lakes is 0.4 pounds. A high percentage (67%) of anglers came to fish strictly for bream, and anglers kept 77% of the bream caught.

Small largemouth bass are numerous and anglers are encouraged to harvest bass that are 10-14 inches long. During spring 2005, bass anglers kept only 18% of the bass that were caught and the average weight was 0.7 pounds. This is well below the average weight for harvested bass in other agency-owned lakes (1.7 pounds).

The majority of anglers (49%) during the spring of 2005 were from Smith and Covington Counties. Jones County anglers made up 16% and 10% were from Simpson County. The remaining 35% came from five other Mississippi counties and 4% came from out-of-state.

There are 4 fish attractor buoys at this lake. Christmas trees have been placed around each buoy. These attractors are great places to fish for crappie in the cooler months of the year.
  • Bass
  • Crappie
  • Catfish
  • Hybrid striped bass
  • Bream

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