Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 8/20/2018 12:31:32 PM

If you’re thinking about hitting Elvis Presley Lake, the bite for just about everything is fair as the dog days of summer have the bite a little slow right now. For bream, anglers are tight lining red worms in 5 – 10 ft. of water just out from traditional bedding areas. For bass, anglers are still hitting the points and off shore structure with crankbaits, Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shakeyheads and finesse jigs. For numbers, it’s hard to beat a 6 inch straight tail, watermelon-red worm. Some reports of schooling activity is coming in where smaller bass chasing shad in the middle of some of the coves. Crappie anglers have been picking up a few fish along the dam near the drain structure and on structure in other off shore areas with any cover. Minnows have been working the best as of late, but try both jigs and minnows as one may out produce the other on any given day. The catfish bite is fair with most anglers using liver and nightcrawlers in deeper water to catch fish. Also target some of the deeper laydowns in the tornado damaged coves.


A 5.5 pound bass caught by Corey Mauney.



A depth map of Elvis Presley Lake can be found at the following link: PDF

Fishing regulations


Lengths to Release:
Catfish:  no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Catfish: 10

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
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'

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