Our source for Sardis Lake fishing, Ron Wong (lroutdoors.com) told us, "Winter lake draw-down is still in progress with the lake especially the upper end getting low. Some nice keeping size crappie are and will continue to be caught using a Capps & Coleman double minnow rig using medium size minnows fishing 8 to 10 feet deep over 12 to 16 feet of water. For those that like to vertical jig, use a 1/16th ounce Pro Built jig rigged with a Bobby Garland 2 or 3 inch Slab Slay'R around any cover especially in front of Toby Tubby creek and the Coontown Landing area. Some good bass can be caught using a Denny Brauer Structure Jig rigged with a Rage Craw or Rage Menace in black and blue color from Pat's Bluff to Thompson creek along the river channel. Some bass can also be caught along the river channel between Wyatt's Crossing to Hurricane creek flipping a black/blue jig or slow rolling a chartreuse Strike King Premier Plus spinnerbait. White bass will continue to be excellent around the Engineer's Point area using a Strike King series 3 shad colored crank bait or 1/4 Peanut Craft jig rigged with a 3 inch white curl tail grub. Some good catfish can be caught using cut shad or shrimp in front of the dam."
Greenville Area Runs/MS River
(Ferguson, Whittington, Lee)
Our source for Greenville, Terry Bates of Big River Guide Service, told us, "Usually my fishing report for November is full of good news, however 2018 has not been a usual fall at all fishing wise. The Mississippi River is the highest I've ever seen it for November. It's been around 39 to 41 feet on the Greenville gauge for some time and fish has been really tuff for the last month. With it snowing here last week and the cold weather we've hade already I don't see it getting any better on the river anytime soon.
The only bright spot around here is Lake Washington, good numbers of crappie are being caught by trolling and long lining in 8 to 15 feet of water, minnows and rode runners are both catching fish. Catfish are still biting on trot lines and rod and reels, this lake if full of good eating size catfish. Bass are also biting some, but not great. Fish the piers or trees, both are producing fish. Spinner baits, Berkley chigger craws, 10" worms, tubs, all are catching fish. If you need more info on Lake Washington or a cabin to stay at while fishing there, give Mike Jones a call at Baits-N-Things @ 662/827/2666.
Anyone wanting to go Fishing or need more info can call me at Big River Guide Service at 662/390/3886, GOOD FISHING TO ALL!!!!!!
Also please remember keep what you can eat, release the rest for the next person!"