Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Monroe - 12/22/2017 7:22:41 AM

Late Fall/Winter fishing report: Most anglers hitting the lake in the winter will be targeting bass or crappie. For crappie, trolling small tube jigs or crankbaits is a proven technique, or for those who don’t like to troll, vertical fishing with small hair jigs around deep cover and the water control structure will produce during the cold months. The bass bite will be tough, but the few that target bass hit the sunken brushpiles in 8 to 15 feet of water. Alabama-rigs, suspending jerkbaits, shakeyhead finesse worms or jig-n-pig combos are good bait choices. Weekly fishing reports will pick back up in February.




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



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.



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