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Bass Fishing Spots 

 

Being from Memphis Tennessee, I want to start off by giving you a list of lakes to visit that are from twenty minutes to 3 hours away from Memphis. Like I mentioned earlier on another page, the Midsouth area is blessed to have so many lakes to pursue our hunt for the bass hog.



Mississippi Lakes and Reservoirs: 

Ross Barnett Reservoir 

District 1 
Aberdean, Columbus, Bay Springs, Lake Lamar Bruce, Lake Monroe, J.P. Coleman/Pick Wick, Tombigbee Water Way. 

District 2 and these are my favorites: 
Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, Grenda, Tunica Cutoff, Horn Lake, Flower Lake 


Tennessee Lakes: 

Pick Wick, Center Hill, Cordell Hull, J.Percy Priest, Lake Barkley, Dale Hollow, Kentucky Lake(south), Old Hickory, Gibson Country Lake, Herb Parsons 


Always call or check with the local Wildlife office to see what the Lake stages are and if they are low (which they have been for the past two years) and to find out what boat ramp is open to launch your boat. 

All the lakes that I have listed can produce some very large Bass along with other fish that I will mention later on in articles as they start to bite. 

All of the above are great to go to and if time is a problem I must stress that the local (Cow ponds) or small lakes around or close to your house can be just as much fun trying to out smart mister large mouth. 

Creel Limits and Size

Most lakes post what we call creel limits and size. Stick to it Mississippi this year has dropped crappie from 30 to 20 per person. 

Tennessee last year came up with a law stating the Bass that you keep must be at least 15 inches long. I saw a Game Warden handing out tickets for fish that were too short and tickets for too many fish that were kept. 

I know that for a fact every crappie over 20 will cost you $150.00 per fish, and no, it was not me. 

A couple of thing to remember: If someone is not going with you, always let someone know where your are going and what time you should return. 

Fishing and Water Temperatures

I will tell you now that the small pond and lakes turn faster than the big reservoirs do. 
 
What I mean is the water temperature will warm up faster and the fish will start bitting sooner. 

Water temperatures do affect fishing: Bass are most active in 65 to 75 degree water, Crappie like 50 to 65 degree water, Bream 73 to 85 degree water, and Catfish like 68 to 90 degree water. 

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