Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Bill Waller - 11/12/2019 1:01:10 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass bite has been best early in the morning and near dusk. They are biting on watermelon seed plastics, try to focus fishing efforts on schooling fish and near the vegetation edges.
Crappie Crappie bite is slow, but some anglers have been able to catch them in 10'-12' of water on fathead minnows.
Bream Bream bite is slow but can still be caught near vegetation on crickets and near structure in 6 to 8 feet of water on redworms.
Catfish Catfish bite is great! Still best late in the day, bait of choice is shrimp.

Temperature: 66°     Visibility: 32"

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Slot limit is 18 - 22 in. (none can be in possession) with one fish allowed over 22 in. 18"-22"
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 15
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes
  • 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 not allowed from the bank or boats at Lake Bill Waller.

Additional Information

For more information about the lake please contact  the lake manager Dustin Brumfield at (601) 736-1861

Lake Bill Waller 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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