Fishing & Boating


A reminder that all Walleye caught must be released immediately.


Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 5/20/2024 1:11:59 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass have moved into their post-spawn pattern, and Texas-rigged soft plastics are working well. Crankbaits and flukes are also catching some fish, as well as some topwater lures.
Crappie Crappie fishing is slow, as they are post-spawn and are being caught in deeper water than the bass are.
Bream The bream bite has been fair to good recently, but a lot of small bluegill are being caught. The redear bite has picked up, and some very nice fish in the 10-12" range are being caught. Crickets fished under a cork for bluegill and worms for redear have been the hot baits lately.
Catfish A few catfish are being caught by bream anglers, but aside from that, the bite has been slow. Tight lining liver and/or worms off the wooden and earthen piers in both the pond and the big lake can be productive.

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 3 per day 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.


In January of 2021, MDWFP biologists put out 5 fish attractors in Lake Lamar Bruce.  The coordinates are listed below.

34.3883     -88.6711

34.3873     -88.6666

34.39078   -88.6684

34.3914     -88.6679

34.39422   -88.6664

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