Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 6/24/2019 10:00:06 AM

Water temperature: 85

Visibility: 22"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         




Bass fishing is good, particularly off of main lake points in 10-15 feet of water. Spinnerbaits, soft plastics, crankbaits, senkos and flukes are working around deeper shoreline areas. Topwater lures work well early in the morning and late evening.  


Above: A 10.2 pound bass caught at Lamar Bruce.






The bream bite is fair to good; anglers fishing from the earthen piers are having luck with crickets, and catching some big Bluegill.  Lamar Bruce has some healthy Bluegill in the 8 to 9 inch range, as well as big Redear Sunfish.  Meal worms and red worms tightlined on the bottom often produce good fish. 



 The new lake record catfish, (9 lbs.) caught by Mr. Sam T. Patton of Tupelo.


The catfish bite is fair.  Most anglers are tight lining red worms and liver in both the main lake and the small pond, and bank anglers are having success from the piers.




The crappie bite is poor, and not many anglers have been out for crappie. A few have been caught on jigs around flooded bushes.


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:

Lake Lamar Bruce depth map

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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