You can fish for crappie, bass, bream, and catfish in the nearby lakes, rivers, and ponds. Get out your pole and try your hand at fishing in one of our local fishing holes.
Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
You can explore this amazing wilderness area that is only 20 minutes from Starkville. Bluff Lake, a 1,200-acre lake, is a favorite fishing spot for many anglers, but there are several other fishing opportunities including Noxubee River and Borrow Pits, Loakfama Lake, and more. Fishing from the shore or by boat is allowed at specific times of the year.
View the fishing regulations for the Refuge.
Oktibbeha County Lake
This 513-acre lake is known for catfish and largemouth bass as well a crappie and bream.
Nearby Fishing Spots
Choctaw Lake Recreation Area
Choctaw Lake is located near Ackerman and is part of the Tombigbee National Forest. Fishing is allowed on the lake seasonally. The lake is home to largemouth bass, bream, catfish, and crappie. There are two boat ramps.
Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this waterway is a favorite fishing spot for many.
We look forward to welcoming visitors to Mississippi’s scenic outdoors and numerous tourism offerings throughout the state. Guests are advised to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines while both traveling to and visiting our beautiful state. Safe practices include washing hands regularly with soap and water, minimizing close contact with others, and maintaining a minimum of six feet of social distance from others. Visitors are also encouraged to stay informed of additional public health guidance in local destinations throughout the state to minimize risk to themselves and others.