Ross R Barnett Reservoir Fishing Report near Ridgeland, Mississippi

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on April 21st

The reservoir is at summer pool providing a lot of cover for spawning crappie. Find some structure and fish in 1-3 feet of water. Good places include above Hwy 43 and behind old number 7 on the Rankin County side of the main lake.


on February 26th

Alot of water is moving under the Hwy 43 bridge. This provides great crappie fishing on the south side of the bridge. Anglers are trolling minnows or jigs on the river channel edges. Try for bass on the rip rap in the lower main lake and the Bay.

Winter Fishing

on December 16th

The best crappie fishing occurs after heavy rains that produce current on the river. That pushes fish up into the giant eddy below and east of the bridge across the Pearl River at Mississippi Highway 43. Fishing is good until the current subsides. Fish for bass in the dead pad fields until the stems are gone with jigs n worms.

Bream biting good

on December 7th

12/7/12 Bream was biting real good on the spill way , I started off fishing with crickets and they were biting real good, finished off with nightcrawlers it was okay will be there tomorrow

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Species Caught: Bluegill
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Fish BaitCasting Rods

Summer fishing on Ross Barnett

on May 30th

Bream are being caught in 3-4 feet of water. Crappie are being caught near the river channel in 10-12 feet of water on jigs and minnows. Pelahatchie Bay is where bass are schooling and are being caught on points with crankbaits. Catfish are being caught on anything that stinks. Good luck!

Location Details
Species Caught: Largemouth Bass

Fishing Hot Spots near Ross R Barnett Reservoir

  "Few crappie on minnows about three feet deep. Mid size catfish on red worms on the bottom. Near Hwy..." Pelahatchie Bay

  "Lower lake, caught all in less than 5 feet of water -two 5 pounders -3 around 3 pounds -2 small..." Lake Castle

  "Largemouth bass can be found around treetops in medium depths of water. Try flipping soft plastics..." Wolf Lake

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