The Twin Lakes in Columbia, Marion County, MS
Lake Bill Waller
Lake Bill Waller is a popular fishing area located just a few miles from Columbia. The 168 acre lake was renovated in 2004 and reopened for fishing in 2007. Lake Bill Waller is known for its good population of trophy large mouth bass, crappie and bluegill. Three handicapped access piers and three earth piers make fishing from the bank very popular. When the weather is nice, small fishing boats can be seen scattered across the lake.
Lake Columbia used to be one of our favorite little swimming areas many years ago. When I was in my 20's I often packed up my kids, some cold drinks and snacks and headed to Lake Columbia to soak in some sun while they played in the water. Back then, a sandy beach hugged the water. Now ornamental grass and water lilies cover the area. The county spent a small fortune a few years ago to drain the lake and clean it up. They then transformed it into a fishing area and restocked it. Like Lake Bill Waller, it is a popular fishing spot.
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