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Few lakes in the state stir the hearts of crappie fishermen like Eagle. An old oxbow, now locked out from the constant fluctuations of Muddy Bayou and the Yazoo River beyond, Eagle Lake is co-managed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Eagle Lake Management Board.
The lake has seen its fair share of changes over time. While always popular for hunting and fishing, the small community surrounding the 4,700-acre lake located only 20 miles north of Vicksburg now draws water enthusiasts of all walks.
Years ago, Eagle was well known for its established population of white crappie that still can be found in the oxbow. Over time, however, components of the lake have changed, and with greater water clarity and stability rose a dominant population of specks.
Today, crappie anglers are more likely to go home with a cooler full of black crappie, and though requiring a bit of adjustment, most don’t seem to mind.