Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 1/17/2018 9:53:51 AM

Late Fall/Winter fishing report: A good second choice (behind Bay Springs) for some decent winter fishing for bass and crappie. Both bass and crappie will be relating to the creek channel. A good depth finder is important, but once found, the crappie and bass will readily hit jigging spoons, hair jigs, and small plastics. Best depths will range from 15 to 30 feet. Warmer days will push some fish shallow around the flooded cover. If this occurs, suspending jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits will be good bait choices to find active fish. Contact Jim Lusby at the lake (662-869-2009) for up-to-date info. Weekly fishing reports will pick back up in February.


Don't let the winter time blues keep you from fishing. Visit the pond at Lake Lamar Bruce to try your hand at the recently stocked rainbow trout. The daily limit is 3 per angler. Some local youth anglers have already taken advantage of this unique opportunity. Fishing permits and license are required.



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


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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