15 Best Bass Fishing Lakes in Mississippi

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Bass are the most sought-after freshwater fish across the U.S., especially in the South. The state of Mississippi is certainly no exception.

With so much water ranging from massive reservoirs to small oxbow lakes, “The Hospitality State” will make you feel right at home with some fantastic bass fishing.

This article will not only share our top suggestions of where to go bass fishing in Mississippi, we will also offer tons of tips on where to fish and what lures and baits to use to catch the most lunker bass in each location.

Before we get there, let’s take a quick look at what types of bass you are most likely to catch in Mississippi, and a bit of information about them that will help you find and catch more of each type.

If you don’t need the extra details, use the table of contents to skip straight to Best Bass Fishing Lakes in Mississippi.

What Bass Species Are in Mississippi?

Largemouth Bass

If someone says they are going bass fishing, it’s often true that they are expecting to catch largemouth bass. This position at the top spot among bass anglers is especially true in warmer states where largemouth bass are the most prevalent freshwater bass and the largest of the black bass types.

In Mississippi, the largest largemouth bass can weigh up to 15 pounds and stretch your measuring tape to 26 inches. (The state record topped 18 pounds.)

Largemouth bass are primarily green with light undersides and a darker stripe down the length of their bodies. True to their name, their jaws extend past their eyes.

Largemouth bass prefer still water like lakes, ponds, and reservoirs or the slowest sections of rivers. They thrive in warm and murky conditions, especially when there is lots of structure from which they ambush prey.

Like most black bass, largemouth prey includes smaller fish, crayfish, amphibians and worms. More than other bass, largemouths also will inhale small birds, snakes and rodents on the surface.

Lures, including topwaters, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and many soft plastics, are great for largemouth bass. Live or natural baits are equally as effective.

Smallmouth Bass

These bass are another hugely popular bass species, although they are more common in cooler climates but do thrive in a few Mississippi locations we’ll mention below.

Smallmouths are known for their tough fights but don’t typically weigh much more than 8 pounds in quality locations.

Smallmouth bass have a more olive green or brown hue on the sides and top (some people call them bronzebacks due to this coloration). Smallies often have pronounced vertical stripes and their jaws do not extend past their eyes. Their eyes can be red, giving them an angry appearance.

Generally speaking, smallmouths prefer cooler and clearer water than largemouths, although smallies also inhabit the same lakes. Smallmouths will likely be holding around rocky or gravel bottom areas and do best in moving water or in large reservoirs.

Their diets include smaller fish and crayfish, and lures used for other bass will generally do the job, although you might drop a lure size compared to largemouths to accommodate their smaller mouths.

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass are often called Kentucky bass and are notoriously ferocious predators.

They are similar in size to smallmouth bass but have a dark green body and light underbelly like a largemouth. However, their color variation is more spotted or blotchy (especially close to the belly) than their cousins.

Spotted bass habitats will often look similar to smallmouth bass, with a preference for rivers or larger lakes.

Lure choices will be fairly similar but perhaps sized down a bit from largemouth baits, and include jigs, soft plastics, crankbaits and spinners.

Striped Bass

These are a “true bass” species (black bass are actually in the sunfish family) that can weigh 60 pounds or more in other parts of the country, while the Mississippi state record is shy of 38 pounds.

These torpedo-shaped fish are mostly silvery or white and have telltale stripes running down their bodies, which can have blueish to greenish heads. They are often called stripers for short, and some consider them “greenheads.”

In freshwater, striped bass usually inhabit larger rivers and reservoirs with abundant bait fish, their primary forage. In native Atlantic Ocean ranges and a few spots on the West Coast, striped bass are anadromous and go between fresh and saltwater habitats, including coastal estuaries.

Jigs, spoons, crankbaits, swimbaits and other lures that imitate their main prey species of smaller fish are all effective at times.

Yellow Bass

This smaller bass only weighs about 2 pounds and 13 inches when fully grown, making it less popular among Mississippi bass anglers.

As you might expect, these bass have yellowish sides. Brown and black lines run down the sides.

Yellow bass are most commonly found in rivers and oxbow lakes in Mississippi, often in dense aquatic vegetation.

They feed on insects, minnows, and other small prey, and tend to strike lures and baits that mimic food sources.

Hybrid Striped Bass

These fish are a cross between striped and white bass that are most often produced in hatcheries and stocked in rivers and lakes to take advantage of their tolerance for warmer water than their pure striped bass kin. 

Hybrid striped bass, also known as “wipers” or simply “hybrids,” still have stripes, but they tend to be more broken than a full striper. Hybrid bass have a shorter, stockier build than striped bass and can reach weights of up to 20 pounds where conditions are ideal. The Mississippi state record is 17.8 pounds.

In reservoirs, look for hybrid stripers hunting for baitfish over sandy or rocky bottoms, often in deeper water closer to the dam.

These fish feed heavily on threadfin or gizzard shad, so a shad imitation lure is a top choice.

When to Fish for Bass

What is the best time of day to fish for bass?

The best times of day to catch bass are usually transition times, especially at sunrise and sunset. 

What is the best time of year to fish for bass?

The best time of year to fish for bass is usually spring to early summer, though anytime aside from the coldest part of winter typically offers plenty of opportunity. 

Spawning Season

In Mississippi, most species of bass spawn between March through June at water temperatures ranging from the high 50s to the low 80s.

During this time, the larger bass often move to shallower water areas of lakes and rivers and strike out of aggression while protecting their nesting areas.

Best Bass Fishing Lakes in Mississippi

Without further delay, here are the top lakes to fish in Mississippi if you want to catch trophy bass.

Ross Barnett Reservoir 

While this 33,000-acre reservoir is known for being the state’s most significant drinking water supplier and holding record-sized crappie. Yet anglers too often overlook it as a bass paradise, despite its proximity to Jackson.

That’s a mistake.

Ross Barnett Reservoir offers up every conceivable combination of underwater structure, vegetation, and depth that a bass angler could desire.

From the backwaters around Cane Creek and north of Highway 43 to the ditches and cut-offs on the south side of Pelahatchie Bay, there are plenty of fishing holes in the big lake.

I suggest throwing a top water frog rigged weedless when fishing in the cut-offs and creeks. This approach allows you to work deeper into vegetation toward the back of these spots without risking your lure.

It also mimics a favorite meal of hungry largemouth bass watching the surface for unsuspecting prey.

Soft plastics, including lizard and crawfish imitations, are another great choice to work the sandy bottoms of creek channels where bass like to spawn.

Finally, you’ll have a 50/50 chance of hooking into a trophy bass or monster catfish if you throw a live shad under a cork over many submerged stumps that dot the reservoir.

Sardis Lake 

Filled with underwater structures such as grass beds, fallen trees, and stumps, this 98,500-acre body of water near Oxford is one of the best locations to catch bass in Mississippi.

When fishing Sardis Lake, topwater and spinnerbaits tend to be the most effective.

With plenty of points, river channels, and creeks, anglers have unlimited opportunities to cast up into what is most likely to be a bass ambush site. These lures will draw them out with color, sound, and movement.

When angling in the main body of water, jigs and crankbaits work well around the structure. 

Where you’ll find bass often depends on the season.

When fishing early mornings and evenings during the warmer months or the hottest part of the day during the colder months, you will likely find bass in the creeks and channels that run into the main body of water.

The shallow water provides a haven for bait and juvenile fish alongside crustaceans and other staples of a bass’s diet.

When the temperatures reach upper or lower extremes, anglers more commonly find bass near the thermocline, a transitional area between the more variable surface temperatures and cooler depths.

Locating structure in Sardis Lake that sits near that thermocline, such as stumps or submerged trees, allows anglers to jig or cast soft plastic to draw out lurking monsters.

Casting in locations like Clear Creek and Thompson Creek and trolling the mouths of smaller cuts are great ways to draw out trophy largemouths.

Grenada Lake 

This 35,000-acre body of water may be the home of the 3-pound crappie, but they share it with trophy largemouth bass.

This shallow lake, roughly mid-way between Jackson and Memphis, has frequently fluctuating water levels. Dead trees and stumps dominate its bottom, while creek channels that often flood punctuate the shoreline.

In a lake so littered with structure, anglers will do well working spinnerbaits and topwaters in the shallows during the transition times of morning and night.

Though most lakes don’t yield great results for bass during the middle of the day, Grenada Lake has a consistent bite even when the sun is high.

Flooded roadbeds, points, and creek edges filled with rocks and timber draw bass to deeper areas in the bright daylight. As a result, anglers can still catch big largemouth bass under a blazing sun by finding those mid-day holding spots.

Artificially placed rock banks in several portions of the lake, often referred to as riprap, make for some excellent fishing. Anglers can work jerkbaits, crankbaits, or spinnerbaits just off of these boulders to draw out largemouths lurking among the stones.

Many anglers will wade into this lake when water levels are high and cast among flooded cypress trees, catching large crappie and bass next to one another.

When angling around these trees, anglers should select spinnerbaits with gold spoons or weedless topwater lures to avoid snagging barely submerged stumps.  

Targeting specific locations, the small fork east of Browns Cemetery, Yeager Creek, and the feeder stream on the north shore just east of the Grenada Lake boat ramp all yield some excellent shallow-water bass fishing.

Cedar Point, near the south end of the dam, is a great drop-off for anglers to fish a little deeper if the shallows aren’t working.

Other locations like this include the Skuna River to the north and the shoreline of the Horton Family Cemetery near the point where the reservoir’s two main arms come together.

Pickwick Lake 

In a state where smallmouth bass aren’t always common, Pickwick Lake shines like a diamond.

Often counted among the best smallmouth bass fishing lakes in the U.S., this 43,100-acre reservoir sits on the border of Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Besides the smallmouth, species caught here include striped bass, largemouth bass, white bass, and many other species of freshwater game fish.

The substantial population of shad, crawfish, minnows, and juvenile sunfish make up a bass smorgasbord on Pickwick Lake.

Anglers should be picky about which lures they select, as the many species here can afford to be selective on what they eat because they have options. For instance, smallmouth bass prefer lures that imitate crawfish, while largemouths more often strike lures that mimic shad and small sunfish.

When targeting largemouth bass, many anglers select live gizzard or threadfin shad under a cork or with a Carolina rig.

When fishing lures for largemouth, anglers usually work crankbaits or big topwater lures over submerged structures such as stumps or brush piles.

The upper portions of the lake near Sevenmile Island and the Wilson Dam (both in the Alabama part of the reservoir) have a stiffer current and boulder-strewn bottom, a favorite habitat of smallmouth bass.

In this upper area, anglers can use soft plastic crawfish and work them against the rock-laden bottom for some aggressive smallie action. 

The further down you go in the lake, the more likely you will find largemouths that prefer the shallower gravel banks, creek mouths, stump fields, and drop-offs.

Fishing these areas with imitation or live shad is a great way to hook into a big largemouth. However, topwater is also an excellent choice to cast up into offshoots and creeks to rip a lunker’s lip.

Natchez Lake

This 250-acre lake in Natchez State Park, about 10 miles south of historic Natchez, has produced multiple monster largemouth bass since its state record holder of 1992, which weighed in at about 18.5 pounds.

In fact, it’s not uncommon to catch 8- to 10-pound bass throughout this lake, which is filled with channels that drop beneath the 6-foot average down to about 12 feet.

Creek channels filled with woody cover line the shores, and the dense vegetation that dimples the lake, including lotus pads, make for some great topwater fishing locations.

Typical algae blooms in summer can make topwater fishing messy, but anglers can still target lily pads and reeds with great success. 

The best time of year to hit this location, also known as Lake Natchez, in search of trophy largemouth bass is the fall. Not only does the weather make it pleasant to be on the water, the bass are stocking up for the winter, and the bite is consistent throughout the day.

Anglers can pull lunkers from beneath stumps or log piles using soft plastics and deep-diving crankbaits. Use a fishfinder to locate fish-holding cover.

The deeper channels and drop-offs require a different method, and anglers find success using Carolina rigs baited with shad and Texas rigs baited with soft plastics that imitate worms or minnows.

During the spawning season, the shoreline can produce quite a few bass over 8 pounds. The rest of the year, fishing around the drop-offs, creek mouths, and patches of lilies or grass yield the best results.

A recent influx of the Florida strain of largemouth bass has produced an unintended result that is great for anglers across the board.

The Florida strain of bass is far more aggressive and less picky than their native cousins, and the strain has produced most of the largest largemouth bass ever caught.

If you’re looking for a fight, the bass at Natchez Lake will give you one.

Natchez State Park Campground will accommodate you if you plan to give yourself a few days to catch the next state record largemouth. 

Lake Calling Panther

This 400-acre lake in central western Mississippi holds massive bass.

Officially, this lake is stocked with various species, including catfish, bream, crappie, and bass. However, it is most notable for its trophy-level largemouths that draw anglers from around the state.

A deep lake in comparison to many on this list, Lake Calling Panther reaches depths about 45 feet in front of its dam.

Two creeks feed Calling Panther, Finley Branch and Hurricane Creek, creating a channel that runs throughout the lake, providing a light current over a bottom lined with trees, stumps, and timber. 

The best time to fish this lake is summer when aquatic vegetation growth explodes, and the threadfin shad are schooling throughout the lake. Anglers can target large groups of these baitfish by watching the surface or using their fishfinder to locate the bass’s primary food source.

Oddly enough, cut bait and small crappie work well under a cork or bottom rig for the trophy largemouth bass in this lake.

During the spring and summer months, the crappie will swarm inside the creek channels providing a feeding frenzy for largemouth bass. Anglers can catch large specimens of both species by fishing in the tributary mouths.

The two main angling methods in Lake Calling Panther are using natural bait under a cork or casting soft plastics or crankbaits.

The goal is to keep your offering in the middle of the water column. Because of the copious structure and the lake’s depth, bottom rigs and topwater are less successful here than at many bass lakes, so look for bass between the extremes.

Bay Springs Lake 

Northeastern Mississippi’s 6,700-acre Bay Springs Lake is home to multiple species of bass that inhabit its canals and cuts dotting the shorelines.

This reservoir is quite possibly the best spotted bass fishing lake in the southeastern United States.

Anglers land 5-pound spotted bass with some regularity here, and Bay Springs Lake is full of deep points where anglers can capitalize on Texas and Carolina rigs to target submerged structures, stump fields, and brush piles.

A deeper and clearer lake than many Southern lakes, Big Springs has a higher population of smallmouth and spotted bass than most waters in Mississippi.

Anglers can catch big bass in flooded creeks and old asphalt roads bordered by submerged brush.

Many anglers prefer to use soft plastic worms on shaky heads or Texas rigs baited the same way. This setup allows anglers to cover many deeper portions of the lake, which smallmouth and spotted bass often favor. 

Spinnerbaits with willow blades and topwater lures can be outstanding in the shallow offshoots and cuts along the eastern and western shores for anglers looking for largemouth bass. 

The Gin Branch, Bayberry, and Piney Grove access areas are good spots to target along the western shoreline. The Crows Neck access area is a shallow cut to the north that also yields great structures to fish around.

Neshoba County Lake 

A much smaller lake than most discussed in this article, this shallow, 130-acre body of water makes up for its lack of size with a tremendous largemouth bass population.

Often listed among the top 10 best angling locations in the state of Mississippi, Neshoba County Lake is comfortably nestled in the east-central part of Mississippi near Philadelphia. It has an average depth of 5 1/2 feet. 

While the depth and size of this lake may seem unimpressive, its monster bass are not. The small reservoir is riddled with channels, ditches, and holes filled with tree stumps left over from its creation.

There’s no shortage of structure for largemouth bass to hide among aquatic vegetation and brush piles.

Anglers will find the most success fishing topwater and swimbaits that stay near the surface of this shallow, snaggy lake.

Weedless lures are ideal. During the spring and summer months, the bloom of aquatic vegetation is excellent for the fish and terrible for your lures.

With a single point of access on the western shore, launch a small boat and head to the lake’s northeastern channel, southern shoreline, and a couple islands toward the middle to find some of the best fishing spots.

Moor your boat a little off the structures and cast into them for best results.

Shore anglers can walk earthen dikes jutting out from the west side to gain more access.

Okhissa Lake 

This 1,075-acre lake in southwestern Mississippi is a bass fisherman’s paradise in the Homochitto National Forest. Trophy largemouth hide in the aquatic grass around the pristine lake. 

Jerkbaits, soft plastics, and topwater frogs are favorites of anglers here. Carolina and Texas rigs are also standard methods of catching bass at Okhissa Lake, and locals usually bait their hooks with plastic worms or shad.

Anglers may catch largemouth, spotted, and occasional smallmouth bass anywhere on the lake, but a handful of locations shine through. 

During the summer months, the proliferation of grass, lilies, and other aquatic vegetation provides plenty of cover for lunkers to lurk in and feed on shad.

Anglers can work the shorelines with plastic frogs or other weedless topwater options and rip into plenty of trophy-size bass.

During the cooler months, anglers should target points and use their fishfinder to locate drop-offs.

The underwater structure and current transitions near these points provides key ambush locations for largemouth and spotted bass. The water clarity also is better in these spots, making sight fishing a viable option when targeting bass.

November is one of the best months to hit Okhissa Lake. Not only is the weather typically beautiful, the water clarity increases, and the bass are in full attack mode, fattening themselves for winter, feasting on shad and other small fish.

The offshoots on the northeastern and southwestern portions of the lake are loaded with baitfish and provide excellent fishing. 

Lake Tangipahoa

I grew up angling for bass from the shores of Lake Tangipahoa. Located in Percy Quinn State Park in southwestern Mississippi, this lake is home to various fish species.

Anglers often catch largemouth bass here, especially on the northern side of the lake, among the lilies and other aquatic vegetation. 

Aside from the beautiful campgrounds and cabins that dot the shoreline of Percy Quinn State Park’s 490-acre lake, the bass fishing here is a major draw for anglers from several states.

With crawfish and shad making up the majority of a bass’s diet here, anglers can throw a deep cork or Texas rig baited with these natural baits and largemouths throughout the lake. This is also an excellent catfish lake, so expect to catch some whiskered fish on natural baits as well.

One of my favorite locations to fish for bass is from the dock next to the boat launch on the lake’s southwest shore. This pier, within eyesight of the dam, creates a channel between it and a shore studded with stumps and lilies, making it a bass paradise.

Early morning and evening angling at Lake Tangipahoa usually yields a solid crop of largemouths, often around the 3-pound mark. 

While you can fish this lake successfully by boat, it’s worth noting that it offers some of the best shore fishing in Mississippi due to its easily accessible coves and structure sitting yards from the bank.

I have caught several 5-pound bass no more than 100 yards from the cabin where I was staying. My best tactic was casting soft plastics like my beloved green lizard along semi-submerged logs that jut out from the shoreline.

Moon Lake

This 2,300-acre oxbow lake in northwestern Mississippi is full of hungry largemouth and white bass.

With an inflow from the Phillips Bayou at the lake’s northern end and an outflow through Yazoo Pass, this lake maintains a relatively steady water level year-round.

Most of the lake ranges in depth from 4 to 12 feet; however, the outer bend from the old river channel ranges from 16 to 28 feet.

Cypress trees line the entire shoreline, and their root systems provide excellent cover for crappie and largemouth bass.

The eastern bank near Yazoo Pass is filled with old pilings, which provide excellent structure 8 to 10 feet down in the water.

With riprap and culverts dotting the eastern bank along Moon Lake Road, there is plenty of cover throughout the lake for anglers to target.

During spawning season, Phillips Bayou has multiple flat offshoots dotted with cypress knees and brush, perfect spots for anglers to work a crankbait or topwater lure.

The key to catching the bass on Moon Lake is twofold: Find cover and transitions.

Cypress stumps that provide cover out of the current are a great place to target with swimbaits. If that doesn’t produce, fish among the submerged structure in channels or runoff creeks are also great hiding spots for bass.

Instead of targeting specific locations, another approach is moving along the shoreline and casting into cut-offs or against stump clusters as you go. You won’t find a lot of bass in one location, so constantly moving down the shoreline is your best bet.

Lake Beulah

An oxbow lake that straddles Bolivar County, Mississippi, and Desha County, Arkansas, this 1,031-acre lake is stuffed to the gills with largemouth bass, crappie, freshwater drum, bowfin, and more species of highly sought-after fish.

Lake Beulah has over 130 submerged Christmas trees clustered in five locations. These locations comprise the best spots to locate concentrations of the lake’s plentiful largemouth bass population.

Here, it’s not uncommon for anglers to rip into bass, catfish and large crappie all on a deep cork baited with a shad.

However, anglers who are more selective about their catch should stick with soft plastics and swimbaits, which they can cast and retrieve past the conglomerates of sunken Christmas trees to draw out hungry largemouths.

The five Christmas tree spots are spread throughout the lake, so anglers who aren’t finding success at one should try a different location.

Check this website for a description and map to help locate the tree clusters.

The small feeder channel that connects the Mississippi River to Lake Beulah can play a major role in water levels, clarity, and fish bite, so pay attention to the main river just as much as Lake Beulah’s reports.

Aberdeen Lake

This reservoir near the town of Aberdeen in Monroe County covers 4,121 acres full of largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish.

While it’s not surprising that largemouth and spotted bass live in this lake, it is one of the few bodies of water that contains a natural population of smallmouth bass entirely inside Mississippi. 

With miles of shoreline, Aberdeen Lake provides myriad opportunities from bays, backwaters, river channels, and plenty of grassy and woody cover.

A substantial shad population in Aberdeen Lake delivers a steady source of food for the bass and makes bait selection easy for anglers looking to hook into a trophy lunker. 

An interesting fact about Aberdeen Lake’s history that directly contributes to its fantastic bass fishing is that when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the reservoir years ago, the water’s footprint flooded acres of fertile topsoil.

This topsoil grows tons of underwater vegetation while making prime spawning grounds for bass and crappie. 

For anglers in a boat, locations such as Weaver Creek and the mouth of the old Tombigbee River are full of structure, depth, and current changes, making them ideal places for ambush predators such as bass. 

For those looking to keep their feet on dry land and still catch bass, the area around the Blue Bluff Boat Ramp has some decent angling for bass and crappie so long as you stay out of the wake of coming and going boats.

Lake Whittington

Historically, this 2,300-acre oxbow lake straddling the Arkansas-Mississippi line has provided some of the best bass fishing between the two states.

Unfortunately, in recent years the lake’s population of trophy largemouth has been infected with what is known as LMBV, or largemouth bass virus. This infection compromises the swim bladder of these fish and can be lethal to largemouths.

With seasonal variation in water levels in Lake Whittington due to a small channel that connects the lake’s south end to the Mississippi River, this body of water is home to white bass, yellow bass, and of course, largemouths.

Anglers will find no shortage of bass hideouts, including around duckweed and submerged structure. 

This lake allows anglers from both Arkansas and Mississippi to fish its waters, but the lake is only accessible by boat from the Mississippi side’s boat launch. 

The best time of year to fish this lake is usually fall, when the water levels drop due to the Mississippi’s influx being at an annual low. The lower water level separates Lake Whittington into three pools, concentrating the fish in these areas. 

Anglers can use their fishfinders to locate structures inside these three main pools or to find the schools of shad that swim these waters. Either approach raises the likelihood of hooking into a bass.

Another popular technique when angling for bass on Lake Whittington is to find the duckweed and other grass beds. Once there, throw weedless topwater frogs or soft plastics into the cover to solicit a strike from an aggressive largemouth.

Make sure your lure is weedless before casting into this kind of slop, as I’ve lost more than one expensive frog by not checking its snag points.

Columbus Lake

A pool of the Tombigbee River, Columbus Lake is located in northeast Mississippi north of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam near Columbus.

This lesser-known body of water offers some of the best bass fishing in the state without the competition from hordes of anglers that froth the water at many other renowned lakes on this list.

Columbus Lake is a bass paradise with plenty of old creek and river channels, grass beds, and submerged structures.

Consistently yielding 3-pound bass, anglers here find success using buzzbaits, frogs, and spinnerbaits.

While many fishing holes throughout Mississippi are weather-dependent, angling on Columbus Lake is all about shad. Whether the water is muddy or pristine, the shad are the one thing the bass chase no matter the weather, wind, or water quality. 

Shad always travel in schools, so anglers can use their fish finders or watch the surface of small creeks or channels to find congregations of the bass’s favorite food. 

Columbus is one of those lakes where instead of targeting specific locations, anglers should follow their fishfinder and observe creek and channel water levels to see where their best opportunities might arise. 

Higher water levels often push channels and creeks further back into structure, providing more cover for baitfish and bass. On Columbus Lake, anglers can work the mouths of these offshoots by boat without disturbing the fish hidden deeper within these areas. 

In locations dense with aquatic vegetation such as lilies and grass, topwater frogs are a favorite for triggering a largemouth bass splash worthy of the cover of Field & Stream.


Bass fishing is an incredibly popular pastime in the state of Mississippi.

With largemouth, smallmouth, white, spotted and striped bass swimming in its lakes and rivers, Mississippi provides some of the best bass angling in the southeastern United States.

For more on how to catch bass, please see our full bass fishing how-to article

Before heading out on the water to hook into a trophy longer, purchase your fishing license and check all state and local angling regulations. Good luck, and stay safe on the water.