Fishing ReportLake Monroe - 11/27/2023 2:55:25 PM
|Bass||Bass fishing has picked up a little, and a few bigger fish are being caught. Shad-imitating lures, crankbaits, and soft plastics are all good choices.|
|Crappie||The new lake record crappie was caught last weekend, and the bite is somewhat better, but no one is tearing them up. Jigs and minnows, as usual, are your best options.|
|Bream||The bream fishing is slow, especially from the bank. Clear water has the fish out deep, and most bank anglers aren't reaching them. Crickets, mealworms, red worms, or nightcrawlers all work well.|
|Catfish||No current reports on catfish, but your standard catfish baits such as liver, nightcrawlers, or commercial baits should all be productive.|
Surface Temperature: 58
Special Fishing Regulations
|Species||Type||Length To Release|
|Black bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth)||Slot length limit||18 to 24 inches|
|Crappie (combined black and white)||No length limit|
|Catfish||No length limit|
Creel Limits (per person, per day)
|Black bass (combined largemouth, spotted, and smallmouth)||10||Anglers can harvest only one bass over 24 inches.|
|Crappie (combined black and white)||20|
|Catfish||10||Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes.|
- 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.
For information about Lake Monroe, please call (662) 256-9637.
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 2022, MDWFP personnel sank donated Christmas trees in Lake Monroe. The brush piles are a good way to upcycle leftover Christmas trees and create fishing hot spots. Coordinates have been verified; be sure you enter the number in the proper format. Coordinates marked with * denote an addition to existing structures.
The coordinates are listed below: