Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 9/9/2019 8:24:13 AM

Water temperature: 84

Visibility: 24"





Bass fishing is slow; the heat has slowed the fishing down.   Fish are moving into deeper water once the sun gets up, but a few fish are being caught.  Topwater lures early and late may produce some strikes.  As hot as it is, night fishing may result in better success with big worms and topwaters.




The bream bite is fair.  If you're fishing from the bank, try around the earthen pier behind the bathrooms.  Meal worms and red worms tightlined on the bottom often produce good fish, especially right before dusk.




The catfish bite is fair.  Most anglers are tight lining red worms and liver in both the main lake and the small pond.




The crappie bite is poor, and not many anglers have been out for crappie. A few have been caught on jigs around flooded bushes.  Try targeting brush near the dam.


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:

Lake Lamar Bruce depth map

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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