Mississippi River stage at Greenville is at 34.5 ft and is forecast to rise to around 36 ft by the middle of the week before it begins to fall.
There's still not much going on at Ferguson yet and water temps are still cool due to our latest cold snap, and there are no new fishing reports for this week.
If you get out to do some fishing this week bundle up and be safe.
Winter Fishing Tips:
crappie, the best bet in cold weather is trolling in the deeper waters
or jigging around the outside edge of the fishing piers. Try fishing the northeast arm of the lake around the piers, fishing variable
depths with jigs or minnows.
For bass, target points, drop offs, or deep structure, especially around the rip rap banks in the northern part of the lake or near inflowing creeks. Underwater points or sandbars are also good options to target....try a deep diving crankbait at these locations. Other good wintertime bait choices include soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and jig-n-pig combos.
Catfish are always abundant in river oxbows like Ferguson. Try tightlining with chicken liver or nightcrawlers in deep water, or fish along the bottom near the grain elevators on the eastern shoreline. Trotlines in the northern part of the lake is another good option.
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".