Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 5/16/2018 2:26:51 PM

Surface water temps are around the 80 degree mark. Water clarity is around 18 inches. The bass bite is being reported as good. Anglers are throwing topwater lures like buzzbaits and poppers around shallow cover early and late in the day. During the day, anglers are using spinnerbaits, crankbaits, Texas-rigs and shakeyheads along transition areas as the fish are starting to move deeper toward their summertime haunts. The crappie bite continues to be very slow. A few anglers are catching a few fish around the old beach area and around the wooden piers. Most anglers are using jig heads with some sort of soft plastic body. Both bass and crappie anglers continue to catch a few Walleye on their lure presentations. This is a reminder that any and all Walleye caught must be released immediately. The bream bite is good, but is starting to slow down as a lot of the fish that were spawning have moved off the beds. Some quality bluegill are still being caught right now. Anglers are finding success by targeting cover in 5 – 8 ft of water just off of spawning areas. Anglers are catching their fish by tight lining worms and/or crickets. One good bream report came in from anglers targeting the rip rap along the levee. The catfish bite is good. Anglers are tight lining liver or worms along the piers in both the pond and in the big lake to catch their fish.


May 15, 2018

Fishing Rule Changes Announced

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced fishing regulation changes on several MDWFP managed lakes. At Tippah County Lake, and the lakes at Tombigbee State Park and Lake Lowndes State Park, the daily creel limit for black bass has been reduced from 30 per angler to 10 per angler. At Lake Lamar Bruce, the black bass slot limit will change from 16 - 22 inches to 18 - 24 inches, and the slot limit will move from 14 - 22 inches to 16 - 24 inches at Lake Monroe. The daily creel limit of 10 bass per angler including one bass over the slot limit will be the same.

Several rule changes were adopted at White’s Creek Lake near Eupora. The slot limit on black bass will be replaced with a 15-inch minimum length limit, and the daily creel limit will be five bass per angler. A 10-inch minimum length limit will apply to crappie, and the daily creel limit will be reduced to 15 crappie per angler. In addition, the daily creel limit on bream will be 25 per angler.

Rule changes were also made at Lake Washington and Moon Lake. The changes for Lake Washington prohibit anglers from possessing crappie under the 11-inch minimum length limit and black bass under the 15-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit will remain 30 crappie per angler and 5 black bass per angler. The regulation change also prohibits anglers from possessing crappie under 11 inches and bass under 15 inches if they are in Paul Love Park or on the weir in the outlet channel. At Moon Lake, the change prohibits anglers from possessing crappie under the 10-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit will remain 30 crappie per angler.

All rule changes become effective on May 28, 2018.

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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


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.

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