Fishing & Boating


Lake Lamar Bruce 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 Lamar Bruce - 6/2/2020 11:59:22 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass The bass bite is good, bass are moving into the shallows toward the afternoon, try deep points during the heat of the day as well. The spawn is over, target cover around transition areas and primary drop offs.
Crappie Crappie fishing is poor, try fishing 10 ft of water off levee structure using jig and minnows. Casting and vertical presentations of those jigs would be a good choice.
Bream Bream fishing is fair, target 3 – 5 ft of water just off spawning areas. Tight line red worms and/or crickets. Bream have started to move to bedding area.
Catfish Catfishing is fair, try liver and worms fished on the bottom to produce a few fish.

Water temperature:  73

Visibility: 18'


Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Slot length limit 18 to 24 inches
Catfish No length limit
Walleye All lengths
Rainbow trout No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) 10 Anglers can harvest only one bass over 24 inches
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes.
Walleye 0
Rainbow trout 3 Rainbow trout were stocked into the small fishing pond during the winter months.
  • 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.

Additional Information:


For information about Lake Lamar Bruce, please call (662) 869-2009.

Lake Lamar Bruce 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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