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Lake Monroe is open to fishing and boating.  The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft.  Bank and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).  

 


Fishing Report

Lake Monroe - 6/2/2020 12:49:33 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing is slow right now. Anglers are using shakey heads and dark color plastics. Target cover around transition areas and primary drop offs. Crankbaits should produce a couple as well.
Crappie Crappie fishing is slow right now, jig and minnows will produce a few crappie.
Bream Bream fishing is fair, tight line red worms and/or crickets. Look for a few bream and redear to be on the beds.
Catfish Catfishing is slow right now, nightcrawlers and hotdogs have had the best luck lately.

Water temperature: 84

Visibility: 24"

Special Fishing Regulations


Species

Species Type Length To Release
Black bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth) Slot length limit 16 to 24 inches
Crappie (combined black and white) No length limit
Catfish No length limit
Walleye All lengths

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.
Crappie (combined black and white) 20
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes.
Walleye 0
  • 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 Monroe, please call (662) 256-9637.

Lake Monroe 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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