The best bite going continues to be for bream. Anlgers, both bank and boat, are catching fish on the beds and off the beds. Most are tightlining crickets and redworms close to bream beds and along primary dropoffs. For bass, anglers are using a variety of tactics from topwater frogs and buzzbaits around the grass early and late in the day to shakeyheads and Texas-rigs out on points during the day. A few anglers are still catching catfish from around the two wooden piers on various different catfish baits. No 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 IMMEDIATLY
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