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Fishing in Mississippi, A brief look

Mississippi fishing continues to be a favroite pasttime in the state, between the sandy hills and pine woods to the bayous of the south. Mississippi fishing waters range in size from four large flood-control lakes in northcentral Miss and the Pearl River, to the old oxbow lakes found in the delta section and in the southeastern part of the state along the Pascagoula River and streams.

Grenada Lake and reservoir attracts more bream fishing than the other three lakes and impoundments. While only 90 miles long the Mississippi Gulf Coast offers over 200 miles of bays and bayous that offer great gulf fishing where fishermen can catch a black bass or spotted sea trout. Mississippi fishing guide tip: 75 percent of guides and anglers use live bait. Bluegill and redear sunfish tend to be drawn to earthworms.

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Mississippi Fishing Locations

Fishing in Mississippi is the most prevalent in the following areas: Grenada River, Arkabutla Lake, Moon Lake, Pascagoula River, Mississippi River, Pearl River Lake, Ship Island, Cat Island, Horn Island, Biloxi Bay, Pascagoula, Lake Rodney, Lake Yucatan

Mississippi Fishing Species

Popular Mississippi fishing species include: Crappie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, sauger, catfish; Mississippi Gulf Coast fishing: black bass, spotted sea trout, red drum, flounder, whiting, bluefish

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