The heat of the summer has slowed the action down at the lake, but a few bass and bream anglers are having some success. Bream anglers are catching fish adjacent to the bedding areas close to drop-offs. Most are tightlining crickets and redworms. For bass, anglers are throwing topwater frogs, walking baits, and buzzbaits around the grass and points early and late in the day. During the day, anglers are moving out deeper to mainlake points and other abrupt depth changes with shakeyheads, Texas/Carolina-rigs, and crankbaits. No catfish or crappie reports this week.
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
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