Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 10/16/2018 1:12:25 PM

Surface water temps are in the low 70’s.




Anglers are targeting the deeper pockets and points, particularly those with some sort of cover. Various topwater lures like poppers and walking style baits are working in the early morning and in the late evening. If rainy or overcast conditions are present, the topwater bite might last into the day. Shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits, or weight less soft plastic presentations like a senko or fluke are good options if the fish aren’t committed to hitting a topwater lure. The shallow water bite should only get better throughout the rest of the fall months as the fish start their fall feeding frenzy. During the day, Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shakeyheads, dropshots, and finesse jigs are good options around the deeper points, creek channels, or brush tops.




Anglers are targeting deeper, shoreline cover with red worms and crickets. Tight lining seems to be the preferred technique, but a cork presentation may also get some bites.




Anglers continue to target the deeper waters along the dam near the drain structure and around deep, off shore structure with any cover. Some of the deeper laydowns in the tornado damaged coves are holding crappie. Try both minnows and jigs to see which the fish prefer.




Anglers are tight lining liver and/or night crawlers for the most part. Target some of the deeper laydowns in the tornado damaged coves and around the fishing piers.


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

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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