Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 10/16/2018 1:00:11 PM

Surface water temps are in the low to mid 70’s with 24 inches of water clarity at the time of this report.




The bass bite continues to be good. Most anglers are throwing various topwater lures and spinnerbaits in the morning and evening hours. The woody cover in the coves seems to be what most anglers are targeting for this pattern. That pattern can last into the day if rainy/overcast conditions are present. When the sun gets higher in the sky, some anglers are moving a little deeper and targeting points and other off shore structure. Texas/Carolina-rigged plastics, jigs, and shakeyheads are popular techniques there. Some anglers are choosing to target the points and rip rap along the levee during the day. Crankbaits, jerkbaits, and shakeyheads are good lure choices there. Look for the bite to start picking up as we move further into fall.




The bream bite continues to be fair. Anglers are still targeting the points and the earthen piers, particularly around any cover present. Most anglers are tight lining crickets and worms along the primary drop-offs in 4 – 6 ft. of water, however, a cork presentation may also produce some bites.




The catfish bite is fair. Anglers are tight lining liver and worms off the wooden and earthen piers in both the pond and the big lake.




The crappie report continues to be poor. The few fish being caught are coming from brush tops and cover in deeper water and along the levee around the drain structure. Try both jigs and minnows to see which the fish prefer as it changes frequently depending on the conditions.


A reminder that all Walleye caught must be released immediately.


Fishing Regulations

Black bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass)
Rainbow trout (in the bank fishing pond)

Lengths to Release:
Black bass: 18 to 24 inches
Catfish:  no length limit
Walleye:  all lengths
Rainbow trout:  no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day)
Black bass: 10, with 1 bass over 24 inches
Catfish: 10
Walleye:  0
Rainbow trout:  3

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
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 allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.


A depth map for Lake Lamar Bruce can be found at the following link:


For more information on the lake, give the lake manager Jim Lusby a call: (662) 869-2009


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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