Fishing & Boating


Elvis Presley Lake is open to fishing and boating.  The number of persons in each watercraft is limited to the greater of two (2) occupants or 50% of the occupancy limit of all multi-person watercraft.  Bank and pier fishing is allowed but social distancing requirements must be adhered to (maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet between individuals).  


Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 8/4/2020 10:23:34 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Not much change to report this week as the fishing traffic is slow except during early morning and late evening hours. The bass reports are still fair. A few anglers are throwing roostertails for bass while others are throwing weightless trickworms, senkos and small frogs and buzzbaits around the shallow pond weed. Some reports of some schooling action by 10 – 14 inch bass are coming in. During the day, anglers are moving a little deeper and targeting any cover off the end of deeper points and along the creek channel. Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shakeyheads, finesse jigs, and drop-shots are getting most bites.
Crappie Very little, if any crappie fishing is occurring. If you plan on targeting them, try targeting deep tree tops (10 – 18 ft.) with both jigs and minnows.
Bream The bream bite is fair as well. Anglers are fishing from both boats and the bank are reporting some catches by tight lining red worms in 3 – 8 ft. of water.
Catfish The catfish bite is fair with most catches coming on worms and liver fished 10 – 20 ft. of water with a sandy bottom and around tree tops. Most of the catfish action is coming in the evening hours around sunset.

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Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release
Catfish No length limit

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information
Catfish 10 Creel limit for all State Fishing and State Park Lakes
  • 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.

Additional Information:


For information about Elvis Presley Lake, please call (662) 620-6314.

Elvis Presley Depth Map

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 in 2018.  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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