Fishing ReportLake Monroe - 3/19/2018 12:16:27 PM
Water temps are in the low 60’s. Most angling pressure continues to come from bass anglers. Anglers are targeting transition areas like points and ditches leading back to the spawning areas in the pockets. Popular techniques continue to be spinnerbaits, swimbaits, lipless crankbaits, square-billed crankbaits, and Texas-rigged plastics. The crappie reports continue to be slow, with a few anglers fishing deep jigs off points and along the deeper water near the dam and around the wooden piers. Not much bream angling is happening right now at the lake. If you want to try your hand at bream fishing, tightlined redworms around the piers and laydowns would be a good place to start. Both bass and crappie anglers continue to report catching Walleye on their presentations. Just a reminder that all Walleye caught must be release immediately. No catfish reports as of late.
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
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.