Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 9/19/2017 1:28:32 PM

Surface water temps are still hovering in the upper 70’s. Water visibility is around 19 inches. Bass anglers are reporting a fair bite. Most are targeting the points and cover along the mainlake. Others are targeting the creek channel in the upper arms. Anglers are using a variety of tactics, but the most popular have been spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Texas-rigged plastics. Keep a topwater lure handy if you plan on fishing the lake early or late in the day. The catfish bite is also fair. Anglers are fishing from the wooden piers as well as the earthen piers and targeting the drop offs. Most are using redworms and liver on a tight line. A few anglers are also having success fishing tightlined redworms in the small pond. For bream, anglers are reporting a poor bite. Anglers are fishing around the earthen piers with some success but not like weeks past. Most are using tightlined redworms and crickets. The best depth range has been 5 - 10 ft of water. The crappie bite continues to be poor. The few anglers targeting them are using both jigs and minnows along the dam and around the drain structure.


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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