Mississippi River stage at Greenville is at 17 and just beginning to start a very slow rise for the next several days..
Bass fishing has been below normal for most of the year at Ferguson, but there's still lots of good fish in the lake. Try fishing around the piers on the north end or along the rip rap on the eastern banks. Using swim baits or spinerbaits around inflowing creeks is also a great way to catch bass at Ferguson.
Some anglers are also having success fishing for white bass that have started schooling with small crankbaits or rooster tails.
Catfish fishing is usually great this time of year on Ferguson. Trotlines and jugs baited with cut bait, chicken livers, or nightcrawlers are all good bets. Anglers have been having some good luck around the grain elevator.
For bream, try finding beds in shallow water areas with with a rocky bottom or around submerged stumps or logs and use crickets or red worms for bait.
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".