Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Pickwick Lake, Mississippi

09/05/19 Fishing Report for Pickwick Lake: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of
page)  Bass are taking top water lures early mornings and near dark. Jigs with trailers under
will also get them. Plastic worms fish on dropoff and ledges work Buzz baits work early and
late as well. Deep diving crankbaits work in deep water. Smallmouth can be caught at night
dropping spinnerbaits. Bluegill and sunfish are taking top water poppers early and late.
Stripers are taking large shallow running crankbaits.

Description of the Lake: Pickwick Lake is a 43,000-acre reservoir located in the top north
east corner of Mississippi. At full pool this lake has shoreline in MS, AL, and TN, though much
of it is difficult to acess for bank fishing. During these times, the lake has nearly 500 miles of
shoreline that is best fished from kayaks/canoes or larger fishing boats. Anglers from all
these states come to seek a wide variety of fish species, but bass are the main pick at Lake
Pickwick. Bass, crappie, catfish. walleye, stripers, hybrid striped bass, sauger, spotted bass,
and sunfish all call this body of water home. Rocky banks, brush, creek channels and man
made cover like boat docks are the best places to begin your hunt for fish. There are many
choices for camping, boat rentals, lodging, restauraunts, and other local services around this
lake.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
White Bass
Striped Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
Warmouth
Redear Sunfish
Bluegill
Longear Sunfish
Green Sunfish
White Crappie
Black Crappie
Sauger
Walleye
Paddlefish


Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is the best time for bass, black and white crappe and hybrid stripers.
Summer:
This is a good time for all species of bass...Also good for blue gill and sunfish.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for all kinds of bass, redear sunfish, and bluegill.
Winter:
Winter months are good for bass.

Lake Level:  Pickwick Lake Levels

Weather: Pickwick Lake Weather

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Largemouth Bass

Striped Bass

Bluegill/Sheelcrackers:

Crappie:





























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass - Minnow, Crayfish

Hybrid Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
(coming soon)
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending on the species
of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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