Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 3/22/2023 3:23:19 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Cold fronts and rain have hurt the bass bite this week. Jerkbaits, Alabama-rigs, and swimbaits are getting most of the action. Fish have been caught in all water depths so don’t be afraid to vary your presentation to see what they’re going for that day. The 3-5’ depth range is a good place to start.
Crappie Crappie fishing has been good. Anglers are still catching some quality fish, but numbers aren’t great.
Bream No bream reports have come in this week, but tightlining worms around structure in 3-8 feet of water should produce some bites.
Catfish A 6 lb. catfish was caught around the campground, but otherwise catfishing has been slow. A few have been caught out of the small pond. Chicken, redworms and stinkbait are all popular bait options.

Water Temp = Mid-50s

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Slot length limit 18 to 24 inches
Catfish No length limit
Walleye All lengths
Rainbow trout No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 10 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 24 inches
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes.
Walleye 0
Rainbow trout 3 Rainbow trout were stocked into the small fishing pond during the winter months.
  • 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.

Additional Information:


For information about Lake Lamar Bruce, please call (662) 869-2009.

Lake Lamar Bruce 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.


In January of 2021, MDWFP biologists put out 5 fish attractors in Lake Lamar Bruce.  The coordinates are listed below.

34.3883     -88.6711

34.3873     -88.6666

34.39078   -88.6684

34.3914     -88.6679

34.39422   -88.6664

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