Mississippi River stage at Greenville is at 32.3 ft and rising. Water levels are at a good level right now for catching bass and bream. With newly flooded vegetation along the banks, this provides for excellent fishing opportunities.
For bream try using crickets or red worms for bait and fishing around stumps, the rip rap bank on the north eastern shoreline, or the newly flooded structure and vegetation.
For bass, try fishing in the upper portion of the lake around the stump fields, and fishing piers. Using deep diving crankbaits or suspending jerk baits, especially around points and drop offs, can produce good fish.
Catfish fishing is usually decent this time of year on Ferguson. Trotlines and jugs baited with cut bait, red weenies, or nightcrawlers are all good bets.
Direction to Ferguson
Lake Ferguson is located in the city of Greenville, MS, inside the MS river levee. A public boat ramp is located next to the casinos. From Hwy 1 take Alexander St. west until you go over the levee and see the casinos. From Hwy 82 take Main St. west, which will also run you into the levee, casinos, and boat ramps.
For a general map of the lake go to www.outfitters.org Click on Fishing, Public waters, and then scroll down to find Lake Ferguson under "more area lake maps".