Officials with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) have confirmed that the 2017 fishing season in the southeast part of the state is looking good.
Biologist say that Crappie fishing should be excellent in the Pascagoula River System this spring.
During their fall research they found areas like Graham Lake in Jackson County and Upper and Lower Rhines Lakes in George County were primed for producing large and numerous crappie.
Looking for something else? Biologists say 2016 data revealed higher numbers of large mouth bass and sunfish in the southeast region lakes, and they saw a higher number of larger fish as well.
“Consecutive mild winters have provided extended growing seasons fro Southern Mississippi fish populations which should be beneficial to our anglers this year,” said Stephen Brown, MDWFP Fisheries Biologist.
They expect to see large mouth bass around the six to eight pound range in Lake Bogue Homa and in Lake Columbia they’ll have higher numbers of quality sized bass.