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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, longear sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, paddlefish and sauger at Pickwick Lake in Mississippi.

Pickwick Lake, MS

Bass are fishing enthusiasts' favorites at Pickwick Lake, a 43,000-acre reservoir located in the extreme northeast corner of Mississippi. At full pool nearly 500 miles of shoreline in MS, AL and TN await anglers in pursuit of a wide variety of fish species.

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Pickwick Lake is located in northeastern Mississippi and is known as one of the premier fishing destinations in the state. Stretching across the Mississippi-Alabama-Tennessee border, the lake offers anglers a wide range of fishing opportunities. The lake covers approximately 43,100 acres, providing ample space for boating, fishing, and camping activities.

Anglers visiting Pickwick Lake can target a variety of popular fish species. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass are highly sought after by anglers due to their size and fighting abilities. These bass species can be found in good numbers throughout the lake and offer thrilling fishing experiences. Anglers often employ various techniques such as casting crankbaits, working jigs, or using live bait to target these bass species.

Crappie fishing is also popular in Pickwick Lake, with both black crappie and white crappie available to anglers. Crappie can be caught year-round, and anglers often target them around submerged structures, brush piles, and bridge pilings. Fishing with jigs or live minnows can be productive for landing a nice catch of crappie.

Pickwick Lake is also renowned for its striped bass and hybrid stripers. These fish species are known for their size and powerful fights. Anglers can target striped bass and hybrid stripers using various techniques such as trolling, casting, or using live bait. The lake's deep waters and abundant forage provide an ideal habitat for these species.

Other popular fish species in Pickwick Lake include bluegill, channel catfish, flathead catfish, walleye, sauger, blue catfish, white bass, and sunfish. Anglers can enjoy a diverse fishing experience and target their preferred species depending on the time of year and fishing conditions.

Bass, crappie, catfish, walleye, stripers, hybrid striped bass, sauger, spotted bass and sunfish all reside here. There is minimal access to shoreline for fishing from the bank, but canoes, kayaks, pontoons, pleasure boats and all types of fishing boats can get you to areas holding fish. Rocky banks, boat docks, brush and creek channels are good places to start. There are plenty of choices for camping, boat rentals, lodging, restaurants, fishing gear and other local services, many available at the marinas on the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Pickwick Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Longear Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Paddlefish Sauger

Pickwick Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a common activity on Pickwick Lake, allowing anglers to access different areas of the lake and explore prime fishing spots. The lake offers various boat ramps and marinas for convenient boat launch and docking.

Fishing Boat Rentals

EastPort Marina
Rentals: Pontoon Boats
662 423-6972

Grand Harbor Resort & Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
662 667-5551

Pickwick Pontoon Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon Boats
662 423-2222

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

EastPort Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off EastPort Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Goat Island Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off County Road 346, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

J P Coleman State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off State Route 321, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Scruggs Bridge Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, at the north end of the Scruggs Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


EastPort Marina
892 Co Rd 956
Iuka, MS 38852
662 423-6972

Grand Harbor Resort & Marina
325 Co Rd 380
Counce, TN 38326
662 667-5551

Mill Creek Marina
314 Co Rd 242
Iuka, MS 38852
662 423-9801

Safe Harbor Aqua Yacht
3832 Highway 25
Iuka, MS 38852
662 423-2222

Click here for a Mississippi Fishing License.

Camping facilities are available around the lake, providing anglers and outdoor enthusiasts with the opportunity to enjoy overnight stays and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Goat Island RV Park & Campground - 662 423-1104

See other Pickwick Lake campgrounds & RV parks located in Alabama.

Pickwick Lake MS Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Pickwick Lake
Goat Island RV Park & Camp
109 Co Rd 346
Iuka, MS 38852
662 423-1104


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