Tippah County Lake trip information

Perry Reed and his 14-pound 12-ounce record bass.

Tippah County Lake Fishing Records

Species     Weight            Anglers Name

Bass           14 lbs. 12 oz.  Perry Reed

Crappie        3 lbs. 5 oz.       Mike Suitor

Redear         3.33 lbs.*         Kenny Martin

Bluegill         1 lbs. 11 oz.      J. Harrison

Catfish           42 lbs.              T. Wilbanks

*Current state record

How to Get There: Tippah County Lake is a 145-acre lake located in Tippah County, 2½ miles north of Ripley off Mississippi Highway 15. Open year-round it provides great boating, skiing, fishing and has a well-maintained camp ground. The street address is 1180 County Road 410, Ripley, MS 38663. On GPS, it’s N34 38.402 W88 52.506

Fishing: According to lake manager Jim Cutberth, Tippah County Lake is best known for it’s bass, bluegill and redear sunfish. The lake also has populations of crappie, including white, black, and the Magnolia crappie, and some hefty sized catfish.

Bream: Late May and June will find bream bedding in shallow water, particularly around the moon phases. Use night crawlers fished on the bottom to target redear and use crickets to catch bluegill around the man-made gravel beds or long sandy points. The limit on bream is 100 per day per person.

Crappie: The lake has man-made fish attractors where most of the crappie in the lake will be holding. Anglers using live minnows or fishing jigs around these attractors catch the majority of crappie in June. The limit on crappie is 30 per day per person.

Bass: During June, bass have spawned and will back out to offshore structure in the mid-depth ranges. Bass may be caught in shallow water early and late in the day. Weighted plastic worms fished around attractors or the edge of old creek channels work during the middle of the day. Shallow crankbaits, unweighted worms and flukes, or live bait work best fished shallow early and late.

Launching: Two onsite boat ramps are available at Tippah County Lake with no restrictions on the size boat or motor launched on the lake. The daily ramp fee is $7 per boat.

Accommodations: Tippah County Lake offers 22 RV hookups with power, water and picnic tables at each site. Spacious bathrooms and hower facilities are available at the camping area. There is also a dump station onsite. Camping permits are $18 per day and a 30-day camping permit is $360.

More Information: Call (662) 837-9850 or visit MDWFP.com

Maps: Lake and campsite maps are available online at www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating/state-fishing-lakes/northern-region/tippah-county-lake.

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