Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Lamar Bruce - 11/12/2019 1:27:44 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing was fair last week. Anglers using large spinnerbaits and small shiners were having some luck. Also, any lure that imitates baitfish should produce some strikes. Try fishing just off from the main lake points.
Crappie 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.
Bream The bream bite has picked up. Anglers fishing in 6-10' of water have had some luck. Meal worms and red worms tightlined on the bottom often produce good fish, especially right before dusk.
Catfish The catfish bite is fair. Most anglers are tight lining red worms and liver in both the main lake and the small pond.

Water Temperature: 53

Visibility:  36

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Black Bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Slot limit 18 to 24 inches
Walleye All lengths
Rainbow trout No length limit
Catfish 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 more information call the lake manager, Jim Lusby, at (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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