Fishing ReportLake Monroe - 9/19/2017 1:36:33 PM
Water temps have started rising again to the hot temps over the past week. Lake action has slowed to a crawl lately. The few anglers visiting the lake are either targeting bass or bream. Bream anglers are using the wooden piers and bank access areas to fish for them. Most are using redworms on a tight line to catch their fish. For bass, look for a few fish willing to bite topwater lures like frogs and buzzbaits early and late in the day. Look for the topwater bite to start lasting longer as we move into fall and the bass start feeding up for the winter. During the day, move out deeper to mainlake points, the dam, and other abrupt depth changes with shakeyheads, Texas/Carolina-rigs, and crankbaits. Not much to report for a catfish bite except a few bream anglers are catching a few on their tightlined redworms presentation. No crappie report 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