Fishing & Boating


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 - 8/4/2020 11:21:52 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass The bass bite continues to be fair. Anglers are targeting shallow cover in the coves early and late in the day with various topwater lures like poppers, buzzbaits, and frogs. During the day, anglers are moving deeper and targeting deeper points and other offshore structure with crankbaits, Texas/Carolina-rigged plastics, shakeyheads, and jigs.
Crappie The crappie report continues to be poor. The few fish being caught are coming from brush tops and cover in deeper water and along the levee. Try both jigs and minnows to see which the fish prefer as it changes frequently.
Bream The bream bite continues to be good. Anglers are catching most of their fish just out from spawning areas along the points and the earthen piers. Most anglers are tight lining crickets and worms along the primary drop-offs in 4 – 8 ft. of water.
Catfish The catfish bite is fair. Anglers are tight lining liver and worms off the wooden and earthen piers. Some anglers are catching a few catfish around the wooden pier in the pond as well.

Water temperature:  85

Visibility: 24"


Special Fishing Regulations


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.

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