Ross Barnett Reservoir

Jackson, Mississippi 39211

Ross Barnett Reservoir

Ross Barnett Reservoir Professional Review and Guide

"Ever since 1966 when Ross Barnett Reservoir filled, anglers have seemingly had a love/hate relationship with the lake. It is an extremely shallow impoundment (the average depth is about five feet), and there are vast areas of stumpy flats, which are generally good for bass fishing.

On the other hand, heavy rains will make this lake extremely muddy and very difficult to fish. In the winter months, sudden cold fronts will also affect fishing success on the lake because it is so shallow. The Bass Masters Classic world championship was contested here in 1978, and a number of top-level professional fishing events have been conducted on the lake in recent years.

Primary Species: Largemouth bass."

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Best February through June, October, November
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Sep 2018