Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 9/9/2019 8:12:14 AM



Hot weather has reduced fishing pressure to practically nothing.  Some anglers are still hanging in there early in the morning with topwaters, and bass can still be seen chasing shad.  We encourage anglers to keep the small bass they catch, since Elvis Presley Lake is bass-crowded.




Not much to report on bream fishing.  Worms tightlined on the bottom seem to be working the best.  Fly-fishing has produced some nice Bluegill recently as well. 




No crappie anglers have been seen recently.  Try fishing near the dam and around the brush tops (See the fish attractor coordinates below) with live minnows on a jig.



Very few catfish anglers have been out; the bite is fair.  Night fishing can also be productive.  Both bank and boat anglers have been doing well.  Chicken livers have been working well, along with nightcrawlers.


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

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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