Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Monroe - 2/21/2018 10:24:33 AM

Most anglers hitting the lake have been targeting bass with very few anglers targeting crappie. Water temps are in the upper 50’s. With all the recent rainfall, the lake level jumped up but has since come down to the normal level. The bass bite is being reported as fair and a bit hit or miss. Anglers are targeting transition areas like points and drop-offs in hopes of finding a big pre-spawn female. A few anglers are targeting the shallower cover, but those bites tend to be small. The popular baits choices of late have been suspending jerkbaits and deep diving crankbaits. As the fish move up for the spawn, look for traditional springtime lures like spinnerbaits and Texas-rigged lizards to be a staple for most anglers. For crappie, trolling small tube jigs or crankbaits is a proven technique, or for those who don’t like to troll, vertical fishing with small hair jigs around deep cover and the water control structure will produce a few bites. Both crappie and bass anglers are reporting catching Walleye on their artificial lures. Just a reminder that all Walleye caught must be released immediately. No other reports coming in at this time.




Anglers need to keep in mind the size and creel limits of the lake:

Bass: Limit of 10 per day, bass between 14 - 22 inches must be released immediately

Crappie: Limit of 20 per day with no length limit

Bream: Limit of 100 per day with no length limit

Catfish: Limit of 10 per day with no length limit



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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