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Weekly fishing reports will resume the week of February 15, 2021. Listed below are winter fishing tips and techniques for Lake Lamar Bruce.

 

Lake Lamar Bruce 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 Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 1/15/2021 10:51:11 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Try fishing a drop shot rig with a shad colored straight tail plastic worm in deep water. Lake Lamar Bruce has a slot limit of 18"-24". All fish within the slot must be released immediately. However, one fish over 24" can be kept, and anglers are encouraged to keep small bass under 14".
Crappie Pink/white jigs tipped with minnows should produce a few crappie. Try fishing deeper structure and along the dam.
Bream Crickets, redworms, or nightcrawlers fished on the bottom are your best bets for bream.
Catfish Catfish can be caught on cutbait or nightcrawlers fished on the bottom.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species

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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