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Lake Information for Kemper County Lake


Kemper County Lake is a 652 acre lake near DeKalb.

Fishing Description: 

Kemper County Lake is known for its largemouth bass, shellcrackers, and large bluegill. It also has crappie and channel catfish.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

Kemper lake has always had a great reputation for good bass fishing, but over the last couple of years it has gotten better. The schools of shad now commonly found throughout the lake provide bass with food, and also show anglers where to find the fish. Watch for shad jumping or any kind of disturbance on the surface. The water is crystal clear so large bass will be found deep. Try a suspending crankbait along ledges that can be found off many points in the lake. Use a pig and jig (brown or black with a rattle) fished as slowly as you can stand it in the treetops and around fish attractor buoys.

Bream, particularly redear, are plentiful at Kemper. In the winter and early spring the bream can be found in the upper (North) end of the lake. Look for the old road bed just south of the boat ramp and fish for them using red worms. Another good place is the sand flat in the upper end of the lake.

Crappie will always be found around the fish attractor buoys. Each one was placed in water over 10 feet deep. Try the buoy in water approx. 18 feet near the fishing pier then travel up the lake to the buoy which is across from the north boat ramp. Use white colored jigs that resemble small shad.

Catfish can be found traveling the creek channel. The channel starts at the line of ski buoys and runs all the way to the dam. Use livers with a large weight and strong line.

Directions to Lake: 

3 miles northwest of DeKalb off Hwy 397.

Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Optional Information
Surface area: 
Kemper County Lake
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Businesses Located Nearby

Boat Rental

    East Side Motors & Marine
  • 1999 Highway 14 E - Louisville, MS
  • (662) 773-8006
    Taylor & Sons Kawasaki
  • 2622 N Frontage Rd - Meridian, MS
  • (601) 483-0714
    Demopolis Yacht Basin
  • Highway 43 N - Demopolis, AL
  • (334) 289-4374

Vacation Rental

    Jameson Inn
  • 524 Bonita Lakes Dr - Meridian, MS
  • (601) 483-3315
    Hampton Inn
  • 103 Highway 11 And 80 - Meridian, MS
  • (601) 483-3000

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