Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 11/13/2018 12:45:47 PM

Surface water temps were around the 55 degree mark as of Sunday, but look for them to significantly drop this week due to the cold weather. There is around 30 inches of visibility.




The bass bite is being reported as fair. Anglers are targeting points, primary drop-offs, and other off shore structure. Spinnerbaits, Texas/Carolina-rigged plastics, jigs, and shakeyheads are popular techniques there. Some anglers are choosing to target the rip rap along the levee as well. Crankbaits, jerkbaits, and shakeyheads are good lure choices there.




The bream bite is fair. Anglers continue to target the points and the earthen piers, particularly around any cover present. Most anglers are tight lining crickets and worms in 5 – 10 ft. of water.




The catfish bite is fair. Anglers are tight lining liver and worms off the wooden and earthen piers in both the pond and the big lake with a little success.




The crappie report is poor. The few fish being caught are coming from brush tops and cover in 8 – 14 ft. of water. Try both jigs and minnows to see which the fish prefer.


A reminder that all Walleye caught must be released immediately.


Fishing Regulations

Black bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass)
Rainbow trout (in the bank fishing pond)

Lengths to Release:
Black bass: 18 to 24 inches
Catfish:  no length limit
Walleye:  all lengths
Rainbow trout:  no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day)
Black bass: 10, with 1 bass over 24 inches
Catfish: 10
Walleye:  0
Rainbow trout:  3

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.

Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.


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


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.

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