Fishing & Boating


Lake Bill Waller 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).

Weekly fishing reports will resume the week of February 15, 2020. Listed below are winter fishing tips and techniques for Lake Bill Waller.

Fishing Report

Lake Bill Waller - 12/4/2020 9:20:48 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass will bite well on night crawlers around structure in 8'-10' depths. They also bite well on watermelon seed and junebug colored plastics fished near vegetation edges.
Crappie Crappie bite is good. Throughout the winter they bite best around deep structure on niblet tipped jigs or live fathead minnows.
Bream Bream bite is fair through the winter, they can be caught from the bank with redworms fished in the lilies or near deep structure.
Catfish Catfish bite is best near the dam and in the channel with livers fished near the earthen piers.


Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Slot length limit 18 to 22 inches
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 15 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 22 inches.
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 Lake Bill Waller, please call (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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