Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Monroe - 9/9/2019 8:28:49 AM

Water temperature: 86

Visibility: 22"




A few bass fishermen are still showing up early in the morning.  The bite has been fair.  A few fish are being caught on topwaters very early.  Once the sun gets up a few fish have been caught on green pumpkin jigs, shaky heads, and big plastic worms.  Bank anglers have caught a few on shiners while fishing for catfish.  A reminder that all Walleye caught must be released immediately!




Bream fishing is slow.  Bank anglers have caught a few on crickets and red worms.  




The catfish bite is slow.  Try fishing along the dam with minnows and worms.




No crappie have been caught recently. 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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