Fishing ReportLake Monroe - 10/16/2017 12:08:02 PM
Surface water temps have fallen a bit and are now in the lower to middle 70’s. As the water temps continue to fall, look for the bite to pick back up. Anglers continue to report about the early morning bite just after daylight as both bass and walleye are chasing the bream along the shallows and around shoreline cover. Anglers are using a variety of tactics from crappie jigs to walking style topwater lures for these fish. If this action is occurring next to the grass, a bream colored frog would be a good choice. During the day, anglers are slowing down and throwing Texas-rigged soft plastics around visible cover. Others are targeting primary dropoffs with jig, shakeyheads, and Texas-rigs. Bream anglers continue to target the piers and drop-offs with redworms and crickets fished either under a cork or on a tight line. Still not much to report for a catfish bite except a few bream anglers are catching a few on their tightlined redworms presentation. No crappie report this week.
Anglers need to keep in mind the size and creel limits of the lake:
Bass: Limit of 10 per day, bass between 14 - 22 inches must be released immediately
Crappie: Limit of 20 per day with no length limit
Bream: Limit of 100 per day with no length limit
Catfish: Limit of 10 per day with no length limit
Walleye: ANY/ALL WALLEYE CAUGHT MUST BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY
Call lake manager Charles Mullins at (662) 256-9637 for more info.
A depth map of Lake Monroe can be found at the following link: PDF