Weekly fishing reports will resume in February. For up to date river stage info, check the following link http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/?n=lmrfc-mississippiandohioriverforecast
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".