Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Bill Waller - 9/17/2019 2:08:25 PM

Lake Bill Waller is a 168 acre lake located in Marion County, 7 mi. SE of Columbia. It is well stocked with Largemouth Bass, Bream, Catfish and Crappie.

Statewide Creel Regulations apply on all species except catfish and Largemouth Bass.

Largemouth Bass length limit regulations in place at Lake Bill Waller: the creel limit is 15 bass/day the slot limit is 18 - 22 in. (none can be in possession) with one fish allowed over 22 in. 

Lake Bill Waller depth map

For more information about the lake please contact  the lake manager Dustin Brumfield at (601) 736-1861

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.

Fishing Report 

Temperature: 88°     Visibility: 36"


Bass bite has been fair early in the morning and near dusk.  They are biting on watermelon seed plastics, try to focus fishing efforts on schooling fish and near the vegetation edges.   


Bream are biting well near vegetation on crickets and near structure in 6 to 8 feet of water on redworms.



Crappie bite is slow, but some anglers have been able to catch them in 10'-12' of water on fathead minnows.


Catfish bite is slow but best late in the day, bait of choice is livers.  


Lake Bill Waller

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