Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Bill Waller - 12/22/2017 9:12:00 AM

Winter Fishing Report - Weekly reports will resume the week of February 15, 2018.


Statewide Creel Regulations apply on all species except Bass.

Bass length limit regulations which are in place at Lake Bill Waller: the bag limit is 15 bass/day the slot limit is 18 - 22 in. (none can be in possession) with one fish allowed over 22 in. 

Find the Depth Map Here.

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

Winter Fishing Tips

Largemouth bass can be caught along the dam, around deep cover, and near the pier across from the maintenance shed. Try soft plastics, jigs and drop shots fished slowly.  Suspending jerkbaits and crankbaits may also work well. 

Crappie can be caught around structure in 10 to 15 feet of water on minnow-tipped jigs. Slow trolling small crankbaits or minnows can also be effective.

Fish for bream in 5 to 10 feet of water on crickets and worms fished on the bottom.

Catfish can be caught with worms or livers fished on the bottom in the old creek channels.

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.


Recent Crappie catches on Lake Bill Waller

Lake Bill Waller

20 Catfish totaling 52lbs recently caught at Lake Bill Waller


11 year old angler with a mess of Crappie


 Recent catfish caught on a cricket!



 Nice catch of bream!



10 lb 8 oz 




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