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Lake Ferguson - 8/26/2015

 The river is near 24 ft on the Greenville gauge continues to be on a slow fall. Based on the river level and the slow fall, fishing should be good in Lake Ferguson this next week!

For current river stages and forecasts. click on the following link:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/?n=lmrfc-mississippiandohioriverforecast

There's been several promising reports of good bass fishing on Delta oxbows lately!  Lots of fish in the one to two pound range are being caught, and these fish seem fat and healthy, which is encouraging to see since bass fishing has been below average in the oxbows for the past couple of years.  If you haven't tried them in a while, now is the time to head back to an oxbow and do some bass fishing!

For bream, try fishing along the fishing piers and rip rap banks along the eastern shoreline north of the ramps.  Crickets or red worms are usually the best choices for bait.

The best bet for crappie during this time of year is trolling through deeper water with jigs, minnows, or crankbaits.

For 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.  Running out to the river and jug fishing along some sand bars can also be a great way to catch a lot of catfish.

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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.

Online Map

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".

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