Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Bill Waller - 12/3/2021 10:05:35 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass This time of year the bass can be caught near woody structure. Plastics in watermelon seed and junebug red fished with a slow retrieve will work best in low temperatures.
Crappie Crappie bite is fair through the winter, target fishing effort near deep structure with live fathead minnows or jigs with a chartreuse skirt.
Bream Bream bite best on bottom near structure using redworms.
Catfish Catfish bite is good from the piers and in the channel with livers fished on bottom.


Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Slot length limit 18 to 22 inches
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 15 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 22 inches.
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes
  • Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes. 
  • Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is not allowed from the bank or boats at Lake Bill Waller.

Additional Information

For more information about Lake Bill Waller, please call (601) 736-1861

Lake Bill Waller Depth Map

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State’s waters.   Sampling results for selected water bodies are summarized in Reel Facts Sheets.

Winter Fishing Tips (Weekly reports will resume mid-February)

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