Fishing ReportLake Lamar Bruce - 9/17/2018 3:01:23 PM
Surface water temps are around the 84 degree mark with 22 inches of water clarity at the time of this report.
The bass bite continues to be fair for the most part. Most anglers are throwing various topwater lures and spinnerbaits in the early morning and late evening hours. The woody cover in the coves seems to be what most anglers are targeting for this pattern. When the sun gets higher in the sky, anglers are moving deeper and targeting points and other off shore structure. Texas/Carolina-rigged plastics, jigs, and shakeyheads are popular techniques there.
The bream bite continues to be fair. Anglers are catching most of their fish just out from spawning areas along the points and the earthen piers. Any cover on those points and piers is holding fish. Most anglers are tight lining crickets and worms along the primary drop-offs in 4 – 6 ft. of water, however, a cork presentation may also produce some bites.
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.
The crappie report continues to be poor. The few fish being caught are coming from brush tops and cover in deeper water and along the levee around the drain structure. Try both jigs and minnows to see which the fish prefer as it changes frequently depending on the conditions.
A reminder that all Walleye caught must be released immediately.
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
Rainbow trout: 3
Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.
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.