Fishing ReportElvis Presley Lake - 12/6/2018 2:22:20 PM
Late Fall/Winter fishing report:
Historically, bass anglers at Elvis Presley Lake have caught fish on crankbaits and small finesse worms during the cold months. However, lures like Alabama-rigs and suspending jerkbaits are also good options if the fish have pulled up shallower during warming trends. The creek channel, the levee, and deeper points are what most anglers target.
Target deeper shoreline cover and laydowns. Tight lining red worms or wax worms is the best technique during the cold months. The creek channel in the upper part of the lake is also a good place to look for fish, particularly around the old bridge crossing.
Crappie can be found suspended off main lake points, along the creek channel and also relating to sunken brush tops. Jigs or minnows work equally well. Also target the deeper waters along the dam near the drain structure. The GPS coordinates of some of the off shore brush tops are listed below.
Tight lining liver, cut bait, and/or night crawlers is the preferred technique for most anglers who are targeting catfish. Look for the deeper laydowns, off shore brush tops, the creek channel, and the fishing piers to hold a few fish.
Weekly fishing reports will pick back up in February.
A depth map of Elvis Presley Lake can be found at the following link: PDF
Lengths to Release:
Catfish: no length limit
Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.
Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.
Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State’s waters. Sampling results for selected water bodies are summarized in Reel Facts Sheets.
MDWFP personnel sank donated Christmas trees in Elvis Presley Lake this past winter. The brush piles are a good way to upcycle leftover Christmas trees and create fishing hot spots. Here are the coordinates for those brush piles.
N 34°17.962' W 088°39.746'
N 34°17.951' W 088°39.667'
N 34°17.951' W 088°39.538'
N 34°18.072' W 088°39.335'