Current river level near Lake Ferguson is still extremely high, but good news is that its starting to fall. The river is at 50.4 ft on the Greenville gauge and falling. The water is predicted to fall over a foot by the end of the week. Fishing at Ferguson can be very, very tough with the water high like this, and there's been very few anglers out lately.
For current river stages and forecasts click on the following link:http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/?n=lmrfc-mississippiandohioriverforecast
For largemouth 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. Top water lures like buzzbaits and jitterbugs may work well too, especially early in the morning.
For bream the best bet is to get back into some of the smaller lakes that connect to Lake Ferguson at high water and fish in there. Crickets are normally the bait of choice for bream anglers. If you don't know where to go, talk with locals and they may share some good locations.
Schools of white bass may have moved into Ferguson with the rising water.
Look for these fish chasing shad.....if you find a school of white bass
try a small crank bait or spoon as bait.
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.
Directions 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".