Bay Springs Lake reservoir is a part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway near Belmont Mississippi in Tishomingo County. It was impounded by the Jamie Whitten Lock and Dam. Bay Springs Lake is approximately nine miles long. Bay Springs Lake is the northernmost reservoir along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. It is surrounded by recreation areas, providing visitors with great scenery and camping. Located along the Natchez Trace Parkway, this lake also is close to Tishomingo State Park and just 43 miles from Tupelo. Bay Springs Lake is the only deep-water lake on the waterway.
Bay Springs Lake is home to many fish species and one of the most popular is crappie and the crappie fishing on Bay Springs Lake is exceptional. Joel Harris is a crappie guide on Bay Springs Lake and grew up fishing the lake and learning where the crappie lives. Bay Springs Lake is small compared to many lakes big fishes big. Bay Springs Lake is 9 miles long and has many pockets and coves that are loaded with cover and crappie. The size and location make it perfect for those windy days when Pickwick Lake might be a little too rough for comfort. Bay Springs Lake is the perfect option for a crappie guide service like Joel Harris by keeping his clients comfortable and catching fish.