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).

Fishing Report

Lake Bill Waller - 10/20/2020 2:08:01 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass are biting well on live fathead minnows around structure in 8'-10' depths. They are also biting well on watermelon seed and junebug colored plastics.
Crappie Crappie bite is improving as the temperatures decrease. They are biting best around deep structure on niblet tipped jigs or live fathead minnows.
Bream Bream bite is fair, they can be caught from the bank with crickets or redworms.
Catfish Catfish bite is best near the dam and in the channel with livers fished near thee earthen piers.

Water Temp: 76°

Clarity: 36"

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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