Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 8/8/2022 7:07:20 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass The bass bite at Lamar Bruce has been good this week. The best action has come just out from the shallow coves near drop-offs. The most popular lures have been topwater crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Weightless soft plastics like flukes (white) and senkos (pumpkinseed) are good choices too.
Crappie The crappie bite has been poor this week. Crappie anglers are fishing along the levee in water from 6 to 17 feet with a little success. Most are being caught on worms or minnows.
Bream The bream fishing has been slow. Some are being caught in 6-8 feet of water on brush piles. Crickets and worms are the most popular bait option. Jigs work well too for the artificial bait anglers.
Catfish The catfish bite has been good. Anglers are catching them well from all piers in the big lake and in the small pond. Liver, worms and stinkbait are all good bait options.

Water Temp: 87 Degrees

Visibility: 24"

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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