Water temps are running in the low to mid 70's with around 3 ft of visibility at the time of this report. The cool rains and recent bream spawn have increased fish and angling activity. The bass and bream bite continues to be good. For bass, anglers are throwing spinnerbaits and Texas-rigged plastics around the bushes and laydowns. The evening and night fishing bite is starting to get good as well. Various topwater plugs like poppers and walking type lures are working. Bream anglers continue to fish along the bottom with meal and redworms. Most are fishing off and around the wooden, earthen piers, and old beach area. Also keep an eye out for beds as we've reached that time of year. The crappie bite continues to be poor. The few anglers targeting them are using both jigs and minnows to catch their fish around the brush in the old swimming area and around the deeper mainlake points. The catfish bite is fait with anglers catching fish of the ends of the wooden and earthen piers and the pond using nightcrawlers and stinkbait.
Anglers planning on hitting the lake need to remember there is a slot limit on bass. All bass between 16 - 22 inches must be released immediately, and only one fish over 22 inches may be kept. The daily bag limit for bass is 10. Any and all walleye caught must be released immediately. The bream limit is 100 aggregate (both bluegill and redear) total per angler. The daily limit on crappie is 30. The catfish daily limit is 10.
A depth map for Lake Lamar Bruce can be found at the following link:
For more information on the lake, give the lake manager Jim Lusby a call: (662) 869-2009