Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 5/24/2023 3:33:49 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass The bass bite is being reported as good. Most anglers are catching them in deeper water. Jigs, Texas-rigs and deep running crankbaits are good options fished around the points and deep structure. There’s still a topwater bite early and late in the day, so keep a frog or buzzbait handy if fishing during those hours.
Crappie No crappie reports have come in.
Bream Bream have been on and off the beds and fishing has been hit or miss but some good reports have come in. Bobber fishing and tightlining with crickets or worms around cover near beds should get some action.
Catfish There’s still some catfish action coming from the small pond following the recent fishing rodeo. Few catfish reports have come from the big lake. Worms, chicken liver and stinkbait are popular bait options.

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.


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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