Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Bill Waller - 8/9/2022 4:32:42 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass are biting well along the dam on junebug red and watermelon seed soft plastics. They are also biting well on small minnow crank baits near vegetation.
Crappie Crappie bite is fair. Focus fishing effort in deep waters near structure using live minnows or chartreuse jigs.
Bream Bream bite is good, focus fishing effort on bottom with red worms or near vegetation with crickets.
Catfish Catfish bite is good from the piers and in the channel with livers fished on bottom. Bite is also good on flavored hot dogs.



Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Slot length limit 18 to 22 inches
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 15 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 22 inches.
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes
  • 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 not allowed from the bank or boats at Lake Bill Waller.

Additional Information

For more information about Lake Bill Waller, please call (601) 736-1861

Lake Bill Waller Depth Map

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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