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Lake Okatibbee Sponsored by
Date 10-Dec-16
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Conditions : Okatibbee Reservoir: Weekly fishing reports will return in February. Below are some hints for fishing during the winter and early spring.

For daily temperature, water level, and release you can call the automated report at (601) 626-8431.

Fish will be in deeper water along creek channels and ledges. The creek that runs adjacent to Twittly Branch Campground and the Sunken Island are popular areas to harvest crappie this time of year. The rocks along the dam should be productive on warmer days. Fishing vertically or trolling in these areas with jigs or minnows should produce some nice fish. Chartreuse/white or orange/white is always good colors at Okatibbee.

Bass should be targeted around deep structure and creek channels. Crank baits or spinner baits work well this time of year. Carolina rigs fished slowly can be productive also. On warmer days fish may move shallow into stump fields or along the rocks at the island.

Catfish can be targeted with trot lines and jugs out in open water. Tightlining on the bottom with liver, worms or blood baits can also be very good methods for harvesting catfish this time of year.

Bream should be holding in 8 - 10 ft. of water around brush piles or other types of natural structure. Tightlining on the bottom with crickets or worms will be the best method for catching winter time bream.

Reported by: MDWFP


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Misc Info: - Rule Change Passed - Effective April 22, 2010 The 10-inch minimum length limit on crappie will be removed at Okatibbee Reservoir. Therefore the daily creel limit per angler will be 30 per day of any size.

The following rules apply to boat and bank anglers fishing below the dam to the end of the rip rap.

Anglers may use only one pole or rod at a time.

Artificial lures with no more than three treble hooks no larger than # 2 may be fished any time of the year.

From December 1 until the last day of February: Anglers may use no more than 2 single hooks no larger than #2. Hooks must be secured at least one inch apart. No bare or baited treble hooks are allowed.

From March 1 until November 30: Anglers may use no more than 2 single hooks of any size. Hooks must be secured at least one inch apart. No bare or baited treble hooks are allowed.

For more information call (601) 692-2776 or (601) 859-3421.





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