Surface water temps are in the low to mid 80’s with around 23 inches of water clarity. As the summertime heat sets in, the fishing pressure and bite is starting to slow down. Both the bass and bream bites remain good this week. For bass, most anglers are still targeting relatively shallow cover early and late in the day with various topwater lures and spinnerbaits. During the day, anglers are moving to mainlake points and other off shore structure to get bites. Texas/Carolina-rigs and crankbaits are working off shore with spinnerbaits. It took 6.67 pounds to win the Thursday evening tournament. All fish weighed in were under the slot. For bream, anglers are catching fish just off the beds close to deeper water (6 – 10 ft). Most anglers are using tighlined redworms and crickets to catch their fish. The crappie bite is poor with just a few anglers targeting crappie along the dam and around the gate control structure. For catfish, anglers are tightlining the bottom with nightcrawlers in both the big and little lake.
A new lake record was set for Bluegill over the weekend at 0.82 pounds.
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