The bream bite has started to turn on. “Bream begin to move into their shallow spawning locations when the water temperature approaches 70 degrees. That’s where most lakes in this region are now.” said Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologist Tyler Stubbs. Bream nest in colonies of circular depressions in shallow water when they spawn. These areas resemble a honeycomb, making bream beds easy to find. “Most anglers are catching bream with crickets or redworms on the bottom or under a cork in 2 to 6 feet of water.” continued Stubbs.
The bream bite on Elvis Presley Lake, Trace State Park Lake, and Tippah County Lake is hot right now. Many anglers are reporting catching fish over a pound. A two pound Redear was reported from Tippah County Lake which is currently home to the state record Redear sunfish which weighed 3.33 pounds. Other popular bream lakes in the area, such as Lake Lowndes State Park, Lake Monroe, and Tombigbee State Park, have been a little slower to start, but as conditions improve, so will the fishing.
For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at http://www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601) 432-2212.
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