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 - 6/2/2020 11:00:12 AM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass The bass bite is fair; bass are moving into their usual summertime pattern. Buzzbaits and other topwater lures are good choices during the twilight hours. Texas-rigged, Carolina rigged and shakyhead worms are catching most of the bass during the day.
Crappie Crappie report are poor to fair, not many crappie anglers have been out lately. Most crappie are holding on main lake brush tops and are biting on both minnows and jigs depending on the day. The best depths to target have been in the 10 – 20 ft range.
Bream The bream bite is fair. Worms and crickets are working equally well right now. Bream are being caught on and off the beds in shallow areas 3 – 8 ft.
Catfish The catfish reports are fair to good, most anglers are catching a few while bream fishing. Cut bait and worms are great choices for bait.

Water Temperature:  N/A

Visibility: N/A

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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