Fishing ReportLake Monroe - 4/23/2018 2:41:19 PM
Water clarity is a little dingy due to all the recent rainfall. Bass continues to be the most sought after fish at the lake. The bass are in all stages of the spawn. The bass anglers are fishing shallow cover on the main lake and along the shallow pockets. Anglers are not catching numbers of fish, but the fish they are catching are quality sized. Texas-rigged soft plastics have been the most popular technique lately. For those fish that aren’t spawning, spinnerbaits and weightless soft jerkbaits like senkos are good options. Look for this bite to continue as we move through spring. The crappie bite is slow but a few anglers are finding success. Anglers are targeting sunken brushtops, laydowns, and along the piers. Try both jigs and minnows to see which the fish prefer. The bream are starting to move shallow toward spawning areas as they are starting to feed up for the spawn. Crickets or redworms fished on a tight line in 4 to 8 ft of water should catch a few fish. Look for a few redear to be on the beds this weekend with the upcoming full moon. Both bass and crappie anglers continue to report catching Walleye on their presentations. Just a reminder that all Walleye caught must be released immediately. No catfish reports as of late.
Anglers need to keep in mind the size and creel limits of the lake:
Bass: Limit of 10 per day, bass between 14 - 22 inches must be released immediately, 1 bass over 22 inches may be kept
Crappie: Limit of 20 per day with no length limit
Bream: Limit of 100 per day with no length limit
Catfish: Limit of 10 per day with no length limit
Walleye: ANY/ALL WALLEYE CAUGHT MUST BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY
Call lake manager Charles Mullins at (662) 256-9637 for more info.
A depth map of Lake Monroe can be found at the following link: PDF
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.