Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 5/16/2018 2:24:12 PM

Surface water temps have been breaking the 80 degree mark over the last few days. The bream bite continues to be excellent. Worms and crickets are working equally well right now, while some anglers are using small spinners like roadrunners and beetlespins. Shallow areas on or near beds in 3 – 8 ft are the best areas. The crappie reports are fair to good with some anglers having decent success. Most crappie are holding on mainlake brushtops and are biting on both minnows and jigs depending on the day. The best depths to target have been in the 10 – 18 ft range. The bass bite is fair to good, with points and laydowns holding the most fish. As the bream spawn continues, look for bass to be holding on the deeper edges of those bream beds in search of a quick meal. Texas-rigged and shakeyhead worms are most of the bass during the day. Buzzbaits and other topwater lures are good choices in the upper end of the lake and in the pockets during the twilight hours. The catfish reports are fair to good with some anglers having success tightlining cutbait and worms on shallow drop-offs in and around 8 – 10 ft of water.


Call lake manager Ken Stanford at (662) 840-5172 for more info.

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


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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