Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Monroe - 11/12/2019 1:25:46 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been slow and very few anglers have been on the lake, but recent electrofishing at Lake Monroe showed a healthy bass population. Crankbaits and flukes should produce some strikes as bass chase schooling shad. A reminder that all Walleye caught must be released immediately!
Crappie No crappie have been caught recently, but one angler with a LiveScope found them stacked up in about 10 feet of water. Try targeting cover along the dam and on the deeper points with jigs and minnows.
Bream Lake Monroe has a healthy bream population, both Redear Sunfish and Bluegill. Bank anglers have caught a few on crickets and red worms fishing right outside of bedding areas in deeper water.
Catfish The catfish bite is slow. Try fishing along the dam with minnows and worms.

Water temperature:  54

Visibility: 24"

Special Fishing Regulations


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

Additional Information:  

Call lake manager Charles Mullins at (662) 256-9637 for more info.

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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