The water level at Ferguson is around 41 and rising again and will keep rising the rest of the week. Fishing is normally slow during times of high water and the lake spills on to the floodplain.
For current river stages and forecasts click on the following link:
Bass should be holding to
cover near the shoreline, especially in newly flooded areas. Try fishing the northern part of the lake or the western shoreline as the water inundates these areas. A jig and pig combo fished vertically over submerged brush can produce good fish, or try a spinnerbait along the rip rap banks.
For crappie, try trolling over flooded vegetation in 6-10 feet of water with minnows or jigs.
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".