Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 4/16/2019 9:54:58 AM

Water temperature: 66

Visibility: 28"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         




Bass fishing is very good right now.  Soft plastics and shallow-diving crankbaits have been used with some success on post-spawn fish.  One angler caught 42 recently using weightless soft plastics and topwater lures, including a 7.25 pound fish.  




The bream bite is good.  Tight lining meal worms and red worms in 5 – 7 ft. of water around the wooden and earthen piers seems to be working well.  Fishing crickets under a cork is also productive. As the water temps continue to warm up, look for the bite to move progressively shallower.




The catfish bite is slow to fair. Anglers are targeting much of the same water that the bream anglers are targeting. Most anglers are tight lining red worms and liver.




The crappie bite is poor. Anglers are using jigs along the levee with some success. In the spring, jigs with some sort of chartreuse on them work well.


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:


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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