Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 11/15/2017 5:40:07 AM

Water temps have fallen to right around the 60 degree mark. Bass anglers are still hitting shoreline cover and the shallower creek channels toward the upper end of the lake. Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits have been popular as of late as fish are starting to feed up before the cold weather gets here. Other options for the active fish are jerkbaits or a weightless soft jerkbait like a fluke or senko. The weedless presentation and slow fall should get you some bites from the bass that are a little lethargic. The crappie bite is poor, but a few anglers are targeting the levee and the drain structure with both minnows and jigs. Most of the fish seem to be suspended. The bream bite is starting to slow down but bank anglers are still catching a few decent bluegill and redear just out from the earthen piers around drop-offs. Most are using a tightline presentation with redworms and crickets. The catfish bite could be called fair as a few cats are being caught off or around the wooden piers. Like the bream anglers, catfish anglers are using nightcrawlers and/or liver along the drop-offs.



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

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