Let’s go fishing in DeSoto County

03 Aug / 2022

Hook, line and sinker! If you’re looking to cast a line and enjoy the great outdoors, grab your gear and get ready to discover the best fishing spots DeSoto County, Mississippi, has to offer. 

Arkabutla Lake in Hernando

Do you like to fish for crappie? You’re in luck. Arkabutla Lake is known as a crappie fishing paradise. Anglers will find 130 miles of shoreline and a 33,000-acre lake that boasts a selection of fish including crappie, bass, catfish and bream. 

Central Park in Southaven

Did you know you can visit Central Park quickly and easily without leaving the state of Mississippi? Located in the heart of Southaven, Central Park offers a family-friendly environment with trails, disc golf, exercise equipment and two lakes filled with catfish, bass, bream, crappie and carp. 

DeSoto County Veterans Park in Southaven

Right across the state line, you’ll find DeSoto County Veterans Park – a great place to relax, walk and learn about the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. The area boasts a beautiful lake, picnic tables and 14 bronze plaques representing each war or conflict beginning with the Revolutionary War. Plus, the city hosts a fishing rodeo at this spot each year.

Hernando DeSoto River Park in Walls

They didn’t call this spot “Bass Landing” for nothing! This 41-acre park is DeSoto County’s only public access to the Mississippi River. It not only offers prime fishing real estate, but some lovely views of the Mighty Mississippi, as well. 

Sunrise and Sunset Lakes in Olive Branch

Twin lakes, sunrise and sunset, are reservoirs located in Olive Branch near Pleasant Hill Road. Those who cast a line will have access to a variety of fish, including bullhead, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, bream and sunfish.

Good things come to those who bait in DeSoto County. Do you have a favorite fishing hole in the area that’s not mentioned here? Let us know