Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 8/14/2017 11:07:47 AM

Surface water temps are running 83 degrees with 13 inches of visibility. The best reports are coming from the bream and catfish anglers. This past week, bream anglers were catching fish on and around the beds with tightlined redworms and crickets. Most anglers were targeting the 4 – 6 ft depth range. The catfish anglers are catching fish around the wooden and earthen piers and in the coves. Tightlines nightcrawlers has been the most popular technique. For bass, most anglers are hitting the lake early and late in the day. Those anglers are targeting relatively shallow cover with topwater lures, spinnerbaits and Texas-rigs. During the warmer times of the day, anglers are moving out a little deeper targeting the structure along the primary drop-offs, points, and old ditches. Anglers need to be aware of the wire cages in the north end of the lake as MDWFP is trying to establish some water will which is native aquatic vegetation. Some other patches of water willow were planted outside of cages on other points as well.


The lake record for Redear Sunfish was broke again this past weekend by this 1.8 pounder.


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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