Lake Bill Waller is open to fishing and boating. The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft. Bank and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).
Fishing ReportLake Bill Waller - 8/4/2020 12:34:18 PM
|Largemouth Bass||Largemouth Bass have been tough to catch in the summer heat, anglers that are landing them are having the best luck with Junebug red and Junebug black plastics fished near deep structure.|
|Crappie||Crappie bite is tough this time of year, but picks up early and late in the day. They bite best around deep structure on niblet tipped jigs or live fathead minnows.|
|Bream||Bream bite is steady, they can be caught from the bank with crickets or redworms.|
|Catfish||Catfish bite is best near the dam and in the channel with livers fished near thee earthen piers.|
Water Temp: 89°
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)
|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.
For more information about Lake Bill Waller, please call (601) 736-1861
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.