Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Monroe - 11/13/2018 12:51:17 PM

Surface water temps were around the 59 degree mark as of Sunday. Look for the water temps to significantly drop this week due to the cold weather.




The bass bite is fair, but some anglers are finding some quality fish willing to bite. Most anglers are targeting shoreline cover with spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, and Texas-rigged soft plastics. Some anglers are moving a little deeper and targeting cover in the 8 – 12 ft. depth range with jigs, Texas-rigged worms, crankbaits, swimbaits, and shakeyheads.




The bream bite is slow. A few anglers fishing are bank fishing around the campground pier and the T-pier. Both tight lining and cork fishing presentations are catching a few fish. Most anglers are using either crickets or red worms, but one may out produce the other on any given day.




Not many anglers are targeting catfish right now. Try tight lining worms around the piers and deeper shoreline cover.




No report as of late. Try both jigs and minnows along the dam and around other deep water structure where cover is present.


A reminder that all Walleye caught must be released immediately.



Fishing Regulations


Black bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass)

Lengths to Release:
Black bass: 16 to 24 inches
Crappie:  no length limit
Catfish:  no length limit
Walleye:  all lengths

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Black bass: 10, with 1 bass over 24 inches
Crappie:  20
Catfish: 10
Walleye:  0

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.


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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