Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Monroe - 6/24/2019 10:16:30 AM

Water temperature: 88

Visibility: 32"




 A 6.7 pound bass from Lake Monroe.

Bass fishing has been good, but has slowed somewhat lately.  The bass were after crayfish in shallow water in the grass and biting well on jigs, and hitting topwater lures in open water while chasing schooling shad.  Anglers are catching some fish in the 3 pound range but the bite isn't what it was a couple of weeks ago.  A few walleye are also being caught while bass fishing.  A reminder that all Walleye caught must be released immediately!




Bream fishing has picked up recently.  A few anglers are tight lining meal worms and red worms along drop-offs in 3 – 8 ft. of water.  




The catfish bite is fair.  Chicken livers, night crawlers, and chicken soaked in Kool-Aid all work well for catfish.




The crappie bite is slow, and very few crappie anglers have been seen on the lake. Try targeting cover along the dam and on the deeper points with jigs and minnows.



Fishing Regulations


Black bass (combined largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass)

Lengths to Release:
Black bass: 16 to 24 inches
Crappie:  no length limit
Catfish:  no length limit
Walleye:  all lengths

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Black bass: 10, with 1 bass over 24 inches
Crappie:  20
Catfish: 10
Walleye:  0

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:

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.


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

A depth map of Lake Monroe can be found at the following link: PDF

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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