Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Bill Waller - 5/20/2019 9:29:52 AM

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 Bass.

Largemouth Bass length limit regulations which are 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. 

Find the Depth Map Here.

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: 75°     Visibility: 36"


Bass are biting well as bedding activity increases. Fish around shallow vegetation, try using soft plastics or jerk baits.


Bream are starting to bite well near beds on live baits such as crickets and redworms.



Crappie bite is picking up in 10'-12' of water on live minnows.


Catfish are starting to bite from the piers, bait of choice is livers.  A new lake record was recently caught, weighing in at 6.5 pounds!


Lake Bill Waller

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