Current river level near Ferguson is high, high, high right now! The river is at 47 ft on the Greenville gauge, and will continue to rise a couple more feet over the next few days. Fishing at Ferguson can be very, very tough on a rise like this.
For current river stages and forecasts click on the following link:
For bass, try heading north from the public boat ramp and flipping soft plastics or jigs around the piers along the shoreline. Or try targeting rip rap banks and points with crankbaits or spinnerbaits, or fish newly flooded areas in the northernmost parts of the lake. It's about that time of year to break out the topwater lures early in the morning, too.
Anglers are still catching some bream in the trees on the western bank across from the grain elevators and near the rock beds around the casino. If you can get into some of the small lakes that connect to Ferguson at high water, those are excellent locations as well. Crickets are your best bet for bait, and don't be afraid to fish deeper water in the 6-10 ft. range.
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".