Fishing ReportLake Monroe - 5/16/2018 2:43:04 PM
Surface water temps are in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s, with a slight stain on the water. The bream reports are good. Crickets seem to be catching most of the fish, but red worms might work just as well on any given day. The bass reports are good as well. Anglers are using buzzbaits and frogs early and late in the day around grassy cover. During the day, anglers are throwing Texas-rigged plastics and shakeyheads along drop-offs and bream beds. The catfish bite is slow, with some being caught around the piers and near bream beds. Worms seem to attract the most bites. The crappie are scattered and very few anglers are targeting them. Both bass and crappie anglers continue to report catching Walleye on their presentations. Just a reminder that all Walleye caught must be released immediately.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau is hosting a pond management workshop in Monroe County. The workshop will be held at the pavilion at Lake Monroe located at 20018 Lake Monroe Drive off Coontail Road between Amory and Aberdeen on Thursday evening, May 17th at 6 p.m. An hour-long presentation will include topics on pond design, fish stocking, harvest, vegetation control, liming, and fertilization. Pond owners will also be able to talk with biologists regarding questions they have about their ponds. Those interested in attending the workshop are asked to register by calling the Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2212.
May 15, 2018
Fishing Rule Changes Announced
JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced fishing regulation changes on several MDWFP managed lakes. At Tippah County Lake, and the lakes at Tombigbee State Park and Lake Lowndes State Park, the daily creel limit for black bass has been reduced from 30 per angler to 10 per angler. At Lake Lamar Bruce, the black bass slot limit will change from 16 - 22 inches to 18 - 24 inches, and the slot limit will move from 14 - 22 inches to 16 - 24 inches at Lake Monroe. The daily creel limit of 10 bass per angler including one bass over the slot limit will be the same.
Several rule changes were adopted at White’s Creek Lake near Eupora. The slot limit on black bass will be replaced with a 15-inch minimum length limit, and the daily creel limit will be five bass per angler. A 10-inch minimum length limit will apply to crappie, and the daily creel limit will be reduced to 15 crappie per angler. In addition, the daily creel limit on bream will be 25 per angler.
Rule changes were also made at Lake Washington and Moon Lake. The changes for Lake Washington prohibit anglers from possessing crappie under the 11-inch minimum length limit and black bass under the 15-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit will remain 30 crappie per angler and 5 black bass per angler. The regulation change also prohibits anglers from possessing crappie under 11 inches and bass under 15 inches if they are in Paul Love Park or on the weir in the outlet channel. At Moon Lake, the change prohibits anglers from possessing crappie under the 10-inch minimum length limit. The daily creel limit will remain 30 crappie per angler.
All rule changes become effective on May 28, 2018.
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, 1 bass over 22 inches may be kept
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
Walleye: ANY/ALL WALLEYE CAUGHT MUST BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY
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.