Recent cold weather combined with icy conditions have made it not ideal for fishing. Look for conditions to improve in the coming weeks.
For current river stages and forecasts click on the following link:
Bass should be holding to
cover near the shoreline, such as the north eastern shoreline near the fishing piers and the rip rap banks. Try using soft plastics, jigs, or suspended lures near these locations,
fishing slowly and methodically and as close to cover as you can.
crappie, the best bet to pick is to troll through the deepest, open water areas of the lake, and crappie tend to school together and hold
in these areas during the coldest parts of the winter. Fishing slowly
with jigs or minnows is your best bet.
catfish, try fishing trotlines baited with nightcrawlers or cut bait
along mudflats or around the grain elevators, or fish deeper water tightlining with a rod and reel
with the same baits or chicken livers.
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".