: Lake Bill Waller: The water temperature is around 81 degrees with visibility to 3 ft. Fishing is great with bass anglers catching bass using soft plastics fished weightless near the vegetation line in 6 to 8 ft. of water. Natural colors seem to be best. Early morning topwater baits can also produce good results in the same areas. The average catches are in the 1 to 3 pound range. Bream fishing has been good along the banks in about 4 to 6 ft of water using crickets and red worms. Crappie are biting and are holding in deeper waters (6 to 10 ft) around cover. Jigs and minnows seem to be the best bet. Catfish are being caught with liver fished on the bottom with average catches of 1 to 3 lb. The cove near the office is a very good bet in the evening.
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.