Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 10/16/2017 11:45:02 AM

Surface water temps have fallen over the last week and are now in the lower to middle 70’s with around 24 inches of visibility. The best bites going on the lake continue to be for bream and catfish. Bream anglers are are tightlining crickets along the bottom around any of the piers, both wooden and earthen. Most fish are averaging around 6 – 9 inches. The catfish anglers are targeting a lot of the same water with tightilined redworms or liver. Those fish are averaging between 10 – 16 inches. The bass bite improved slightly over the past week, possibly due to the dropping water temps. Bass anglers are starting to report the bass are moving shallow and feeding. A lot of anglers are using spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits to catch these active fish. A fluke, senko, or topwater lure might also be a good alternative for those fish. This bite should continue on into fall as the fish feed up for the winter. If the bite seems slow, back off to the primary dropoffs and try a shakeyhead or Texas-rig. Very few crappie anglers are hitting the water as of late but those that are, are still hitting the levee and the drain structure with both minnows and jigs. Most of the fish seem to be suspended.



Anglers planning on hitting the lake need to remember there is a slot limit on bass. All bass between 16 - 22 inches must be released immediately, and only one fish over 22 inches may be kept. The daily bag limit for bass is 10. Any and all walleye caught must be released immediately. The bream limit is 100 aggregate (both bluegill and redear) total per angler. The daily limit on crappie is 30. The catfish daily limit is 10.


A depth map for Lake Lamar Bruce can be found at the following link:


For more information on the lake, give the lake manager Jim Lusby a call: (662) 869-2009

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