Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 2/21/2018 10:07:14 AM

Water temps are running in the low to mid 50’s. Most of the action of late has been at the pond where anglers are taking advantage of a unique opportunity for rainbow trout. MDWFP stocked approximately 650 trout in the pond ranging from 9 – 15 inches. There is a 3 fish per person limit with no size restriction. Anglers must have a fishing permit and valid fishing license to participate. Anglers are having some success catching trout using small crappie jigs or kernel corn under a cork. On the big lake, bass anglers are starting to target those transition areas where fish will start staging for the spawn that isn’t too far off. Anglers are using jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, and lipless crankbaits for those fish in the transition areas. Some anglers are opting to target the deeper fish that haven’t moved up with jigs and shakeyhead plastics. The bream bite is being reported to be fair. Anglers are targeting the deeper cover areas in the 10 – 20 ft range. Some bank anglers are having success off the ends of the earthen piers where near the drop-offs. Redworms seem to be the most popular bait for both boat and bank anglers. The crappie report is poor of late. Some anglers are catching a few in the deeper cover areas in the 15 – 30 ft range. A few reports of anglers catching a few crappie off the ends of the wooden piers close to the drop-offs are coming in. Most anglers are opting for a vertical and/or casting jig presentation. Reports of crappie and bass anglers catching Walleye are also coming in. Just a reminder that all Walleye caught must be returned to the water immediately. The catfish bite is considered poor with a few anglers catching some fish of the ends of the piers using redworms and stinkbait. A few small cats are getting caught by the trout anglers in the small pond as well.


Contact Jim Lusby at the lake (662-869-2009) for up-to-date info. 


Don't let the winter time blues keep you from fishing. Visit the pond at Lake Lamar Bruce to try your hand at the recently stocked rainbow trout. The daily limit is 3 per angler. Some local youth anglers have already taken advantage of this unique opportunity. Fishing permits and license are required.



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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