Big Sunflower River

Details

Location:
Merigold, MS
United States United States
Coordinates:
32.67044, -90.6679
Description:

The Big Sunflower is a lazy, serpentine river

that meanders through the ecologically rich

and sparsely populated lowlands of northwest

Mississippi. Near Vicksburg, the Big Sunflower

joins the Yazoo River, which empties

into the Mississippi River shortly thereafter.

Despite extensive clearing for agriculture, the

basin retains vast areas of rich wetlands and

bottomland hardwood forests that teem with

wildlife and are an important destination for

wintering waterfowl and other migratory

birds. The Big Sunflower is home to one of the

world’s most abundant native mussel beds and

some 55 species of fish. The endangered pondberry,

one of the world’s rarest shrubs, is

found on the river’s banks.

Spot Access:
Parking (car/truck), Picnic Area, Cartop boat launching area, Shore fishing access, Wading
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Map

Map for 32.67044, -90.6679
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Fishing Reports

There are no reports for this fishing spot.

Fish

Largemouth-240-fw

Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)

Freshwater
Bluegill-240-fwsw

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Freshwater
Carpcommon-219-fwsw

Carp, Common (Cyprinus Carpio)

Flatheadcatfish-240-fw

Catfish, Flathead (Pylodictis olivaris)

Freshwater
635
Blackcrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Whitecrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, White (Pomoxis annularis)

782
Mfwdrum

Drum, Freshwater (Aplodinotus grunniens)

Freshwater
185
Pumpkinseed-240-fw

Sunfish, Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)

Freshwater
919
Warmouth-240-fwsw

Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus)

148

Guides

There are no guides specified for this fishing spot.

Lodges

There are no lodges specified for this fishing spot.

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.