Fishing & Boating


A reminder that there is an 18-24" slot limit for bass on Lake Monroe.  All bass 18-24" must be immediately released.

Fishing Report

Lake Monroe - 8/10/2022 10:52:55 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Very few anglers have been visiting the lake, so fishing pressure has been light. Early morning and late afternoon topwater lures are getting a few bites here and there. During the day, anglers are moving a bit deeper and targeting off shore structure with Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shakeyheads, and crankbaits. Night fishing would be a good option this time of year as well.
Crappie No reports on crappie; there just hasn't been anyone fishing for them. The crappie are scattered. Look for crappie to be holding on off shore cover. Both jigs and minnows should get you some bites.
Bream The bream bite, like everything else, is slow. New lake records were set recently on both Bluegill and Redear Sunfish, at 1.4 and 1.8 pounds, respectively. Crickets and worms are the baits of choice.
Catfish No reports of any catfish being caught lately. Try tightlining worms around the piers. The deeper shoreline cover should hold a fish or two as well.

Water temperature: 85

Visibility: 34"

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Slot length limit 18 to 24 inches
Crappie (combined black and white) No length limit
Catfish No length limit
Walleye All lengths

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.
Crappie (combined black and white) 20
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes.
Walleye 0
  • 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 Monroe, please call (662) 256-9637.

Lake Monroe 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 2022, MDWFP personnel sank donated Christmas trees in Lake Monroe. The brush piles are a good way to upcycle leftover Christmas trees and create fishing hot spots. Coordinates have been verified; be sure you enter the number in the proper format. Coordinates marked with * denote an addition to existing structures.

The coordinates are listed below:

33.94601,     -88.5657  
33.94757,     -88.5659  
33.94888,     -88.5659  
33.9449,     -88.5651 *
33.94229,     -88.5661  
33.94148,     -88.567 *
33.94202,     -88.5691 *
33.94804,     -88.5679  
33.9456,     -88.5666 *


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