Top Places to Go February Bass Fishing in Mississippi
February 18, 2014
- Here's where to catch the best bass action in Mississippi this February.
Fishing is the most popular outdoor activity in the Magnolia State. Our mild climate promotes an excellent year-round growing season for the state's game fish and great fishing opportunities all twelve months of the year.
Whether you prefer rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, bayous and marshes, or the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, our state is loaded with great fishing.
Let's take a look at the options available for February Bass Fishing in Mississippi.
Here's a sample of some great destinations to help you plan your next fishing trip and be sure to check out the solunar fishing calendar on In-Fisherman!
Okhissa Lake is the Magnolia State's premier largemouth bass factory. Located in the heart of the Homochitto National Forest near Meadville, this 1,200-acre lake has more than 39 miles of shoreline and an abundance of structure. With everything a bass needs to grow big, Okhissa is a lunker largemouth haven.
Okhissa Lake stretches approximately two miles from north to south, has an average depth of 31 feet, and is over a mile wide at its widest point at the lagoon. Soft plastic lures and jigs fished around structure are most productive. However, medium-running crankbaits can also produce late-winter strikes along the dam.
Bruce Prudhomme, District Ranger with the National Forest Service, is the contact person for more information about fishing Okhissa Lake. Call him at (601) 384-5876.
February is one of the best months to catch big smallmouths on Pickwick Lake. Focus on the mouths of creeks with Shad Raps, tube baits or 5-inch curly-tail grubs. Located just south of Greenville, Lake Washington is one of the state's premier February crappie lakes. Trolling live minnows and jigs tends to produce the biggest slabs.
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