Current river level near Ferguson is 36 ft on the Greenville gauge, and it's predicted to be on a very slow rise through the rest of the week.
For current river stages and forecasts click on the following link:
Few anglers have been on Lake Ferguson this week, with majority of people targetting bream. Some anglers are having success in the trees on the western bank across from the grain elevators and some near the rock beds around the casino. Crickets are your best bet for bait.
For bass, try fishing around the piers in the northeastern arm of the lake or over the rip rap banks and points and near the stump field on the north part of the lake. Soft plastics and deep diving crankbaits are good bait choices. Bass may be harder to find with the water level rising.
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".