Ross Barnett Reservoir: Above 43
Crappie are being caught in deep channels fishing about 12 feet deep with minnows or jigs tipped with minnows. The crappie are moving shallow for the spawn now and it may be good to continue to fish shallow areas along grass lines and vegetation. Fish around the new vegetation with jigs or minnows to pick up spawners. Chartreuse or white colored jigs always good colors this time of year. Bass are beginning to move into the shallow coves and can be caught on soft plastics.
Catfish can be caught on trotlines or by tight lining on the deep flats. Crappie anglers should concentrate their efforts in the old oxbow lakes near Rose's Bluff or near the City of Jackson water intake structure along the dam. Bass anglers should fish along the rip rap near Main Harbor after a few sunny days.
Crappie can be caught trolling deep channels fishing 12 feet deep with minnows or jig-tipped minnows. Focus on the channel south of the Hwy 43 bridge. Bass and crappie should be moving into area 7 on the Rankin county side of the S-curve now. Some fish are already spawning while others are on their way. Bass can be caught shallow with soft plastics around vegetation and creek channel ledges in medium depths of water.
Crappie should be moving shallow in Pelahatchie Bay around the islands. Target shallow vegetation and brushtops. If they are not on the bank yet, troll the creek channels fishing 8 feet deep with minnows. Bass should be spawning in Pelahatchie Bay as well and can be caught shallow with soft plastics. Target shallow vegetation.