The water level at Ferguson right now is high and still rising. The MS River gauge is at 46 ft and is predicted to crest at 47 ft. on 3/28. Fishing is usually pretty tough when the water is like this.
For current river stages and forecasts click on the following link:
Bass should be holding to
cover near the shoreline, especially in newly flooded areas. Try fishing the northern part of the lake or the western shoreline as the water inundates these areas.
Crappie fishing will likely be slow.....try trolling slowing with jigs or minnows if you just have to try them.
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".