Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 2/21/2018 1:32:07 PM

The fishing action has been pretty slow recently. Crappie anglers are targeting deeper water off of points and near the dam. Any cover in that deeper water (like the recently added brush piles) should be a magnet for crappie. Most anglers are using jigs, but minnows may get just as many bites, depending on the day. The bass are still fairly deep but are starting to transition to a pre-spawn pattern as the water is warming up. As the bass start their move shallow, lures like suspending jerkbaits, crankbaits, and small swimbaits will be good options to use. On the windy days, try throwing a heavy spinnerbait around the deeper cover. If the fish seem lethargic, slow down and try Texas/Carolina-rigged plastics and shakyhead finesse worms to catch a few keepers. Look for the bass to use the old creek channels and ditches to move shallow. Both the bream and catfish bites could be considered poor. If you plan on trying for those species, target the primary drop-offs with cover. Tightlining redworms will be the best option for both until the water warms up significantly.


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 recently.  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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