Mississippi River stage at Greenville is at 19 ft and on a slow rise. Cooler temperatures have led to decreasing fish activity.
For bass, try fishing in the upper portion of the lake around the stump fields or fishing piers. Using deep diving crankbaits or suspending jerk baits, especially around points and drop offs, can produce good fish.
Catfish fishing is usually decent this time of year on Ferguson. Trotlines and jugs baited with cut bait, red weenies, or nightcrawlers are all good bets.
For bream try using crickets or red worms for bait and fishing around
stumps, the rip rap bank on the north eastern shoreline, or the newly
flooded structure and vegetation.
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".