Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 4/16/2018 10:35:29 AM

As of Sunday, the surface water temps are around the 60 degree mark. Water clarity is around 35 inches. The bass bite has slowed down some, but quality fish are still being caught. Anglers are using spinnerbaits, senkos, and shakeyheads around transition areas for those fish that haven’t spawned yet. As more and more fish move up to spawn, anglers are using Texas-rigged lizards to target fish near or on the beds. The crappie report is fair. Anglers are still catching a few fish around the old beach area and around the wooden piers. Any brush in 5 – 10 ft of water seems to be most popular. Most anglers are using jig heads with some sort of soft plastic body. Casting and vertical presentations of those jigs have been productive. Both bass and crappie anglers continue to catch a few Walleye on their lure presentations. This is a reminder that any and all Walleye caught must be released immediately. The bream bite is fair. Bream anglers are finding success by targeting cover in 5 – 10 ft of water just off of spawning areas. Anglers are catching their fish by tight lining red worms and/or crickets. As we move further into spring, look for this bite to progressively get better as more and more fish move shallow to spawn. The catfish bite is fair. Anglers are tight lining liver, nightcrawlers, or stinkbait along the piers in both the pond and in the big lake to catch their fish. 



Anglers planning on hitting the lake need to remember there is a slot limit on bass. All bass between 16 - 22 inches must be released immediately, and only one fish over 22 inches may be kept. The daily bag limit for bass is 10. Any and all walleye caught must be released immediately. The bream limit is 100 aggregate (both bluegill and redear) total per angler. The daily limit on crappie is 30. The catfish daily limit is 10.


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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