: Lake Bill Waller: The water temperature is 72 degrees with visibility to 3 ft. Fishing is good with bass anglers catching bass using soft plastics and jigs fished along the slopes in 1.5 to 5 ft. of water. Natural colors seem to be best. Anglers are reporting that many fish are starting to leave the beds. The average catches are in the 1-10 pound range. Last season 7-9 pounders were caught regularly! Bream fishing has been good along the banks in about 6 to 8 ft of water using worms. Crappie are biting and are holding in deeper waters around cover. Jigs and minnows seem to be the best bet in about 10 to 12 ft of water. Catfish are being caught with liver or cut bait fished on the bottom.
Reported by: MDWFP
Lures & Spinners
About: -Lake Bill Waller is a 200 acre
lake and is known for its good population of trophy largemouth bass. The lake also
has good populations of bluegill,redear sunfish
(shellcrackers), crappie and large channel catfish. Three handicapped
access fishing pier and three earth piers make fishing from the bank popular.
Although the lake is restricted to idle speed only, the boat ramp can
accommodate boats of all sizes.
Directions to Lake Bill Waller: From Columbia, MS, off Hwy. 98
take Columbia-Purvis Road. Go 7 miles then take a right onto
Game Reserve Road. Follow signs to lake.