Guide To Fishing At Barnett Reservoir
AKA: The Rez, Ross R Barnett Reservoir
Fertile water makes Barnett Reservoir, aka Ross R Barnett Reservoir or The Rez, a natural fish hatchery. Healthy populations of bass, catfish, crappie, bream, sunfish, white bass, striped bass and hybrid stripers all thrive here.
Fishing enthusiasts have so many options on this 33,000-acre lake in the central part of the state. While there are plenty of places with access for fishing from the bank, the ideal way to fish these 105 miles of shoreline is from a boat. Popular here for anglers are bass boats, pontoons, canoes, kayaks and other fishing boats. Ski boats, sailboats, pleasure boats and speed boats are also popular for enjoying sightseeing and water sports. There are plenty of boat launch ramps for personal watercraft as well as numerous places offering rental boats. Several marinas, campgrounds, restaurants, stores and bait stores are scattered around the lake. Bass are the most popular target of anglers here, followed closely by crappie and stripers. Area fishing guides can help you locate and catch most anything that swims in these waters.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, longear sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Barnett Reservoir in Mississippi.
Primary fish species residing in Barnett Reservoir
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Ross Barnett Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Main Harbor Store
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Brown's Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Brown's Landing Road, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Fanning Landing Circle Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Fanning Landing Circle, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Goshen Springs Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, at the southeast end of the State Route 43 Bridge, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Madison Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Madison Landing Circle, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Pelahatchie Shore Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Pelahatchie Shore Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Rankin Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Spillway Road, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
1200 Marine South Drive
Brandon, MS, 39047
Sunset Marina at 43
4269 Highway 43 N
Brandon, MS 39047
Click here for a Mississippi Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Timberlake Campground - 601 992-9100
Goshen Springs Campground - 601 829-2751
Ratliff Ferry Trading Post Campground - 601 859-9586
Coal Bluff Campground - 601 654-7726
Shady Pines RV Park - 601 992-5526
Barnett Reservoir MS Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Ross Barnett Reservoir
115 Madison Landing Circle
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Bass, catfish, crappie, bream, sunfish, white bass, striped bass and hybrid stripers fishing in central Mississippi.