Fishing in Mississippi

Whether you enjoy a casual day on the lake or you’re looking for fierce competition, Mississippi delivers. The state is home to 119 freshwater lakes plus numerous rivers, providing lots of options for any angler. There are also plenty of opportunities for those seeking a deep-sea fishing experience on the Gulf of Mexico, where you can catch any number of saltwater fish and enjoy experiences ranging from night fishing on the shore to a deep-sea, multi-day charter. Chartered fishing trips take all the planning and equipment maintenance out of your hands, so all you need to worry about is having a good time.

Let Visit Mississippi help you find the best fishing spots. For more information, request a tour guide, use our trip planner, check out some of the places to stop, or contact us today to start planning your trip.

Grenada Lake Charters

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Grenada Lake Charters offers trophy crappie fishing on a lake known for “three-pound crappie.” The company offers all-inclusive packages that include nearby cabin lodging, meals, and more. […]

Barton Outfitters

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Crappie fishing trips take place on the four North Mississippi Flood Control Reservoirs: Sardis Lake, Grenada Lake, Enid Lake, and Arkabutla Lake. All trips begin either at daylight or six hours prior to sunset and run 5-6 hours. Depending on […]

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The Ross Barnett Reservoir is Central Mississippi’s largest recreational area, offering a variety of parks and recreation, as well as different reservoir services. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities such as boating, fishing, hunting (in specified areas), and camping. […]

Lake Jeff Davis
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Lake Jeff Davis, located in Jefferson Davis County, spans 100 acres and offers opportunities for fishing, camping, nature trails, hiking, and picnicking. The lake offers a high population of various fish species, including bass, Magnolia crappie, bream, and channel catfish. […]

Enid Lake
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Enid Lake in north-central Mississippi on the Yocona River covers over 28,000 acres and provides opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, and picnicking. Located on Interstate-55 just 56 miles south of Memphis, TN, the lake offers an accessible fishing pier below […]

Grenada Lake
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Grenada Lake, located at the edge of the Mississippi Delta, offers a variety of outdoor activities across its expansive 90,427 acres, including hiking, boating, fishing, and hunting. The Visitor Center provides insights into the lake’s resources and regional history, along […]

Holly Springs National Forest
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Holly Springs National Forest in northern Mississippi spans 155,000 acres and offers outdoor activities like hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. Established in 1936, it’s known for its scenic trails, lakes, and wildlife conservation efforts. […]

Holmes County State Park
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Holmes County State Park, located in Durant, MS, features two lakes, English (45 acres) and Odum (14 acres), offering opportunities for fishing and camping against a scenic backdrop. Conveniently located near Interstate 55, the park serves as a retreat for […]

Hugh White State Park
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Hugh White State Park, located on Grenada Lake, offers the finest outdoor recreation amenities available, including: golf, picnic area/ pavilions, playgrounds, and a visitor/ activity building. Some water amenities are: boat launching, fishing, and water skiing. Grenada Lake is best […]

J. P. Coleman State Park
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J.P. Coleman State Park, located on a rocky bluff with views of the Tennessee River, offers the finest of water sports activities and outdoor adventures. Visitors can enjoy sailing, swimming, skiing, and fishing for Smallmouth bass in the waters of […]

Kemper Lake
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Kemper County Lake, located in De Kalb, MS, spans 596 acres across Kemper County, providing opportunities for fishing, boating, picnicking, and more. Constructed in 1984, it stands as the second-largest state lake. The lake contains an abundant fish population, particularly […]

Lake Bill Waller
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Lake Bill Waller is a man-made lake located in Marion County, MS, spanning 168 acres. Named in honor of the former Governor of Mississippi, Bill Waller, this reservoir lies approximately seven miles southeast of Columbia. The primary attraction of the […]