Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 11/12/2019 1:41:30 PM
Species Detail
Largemouth Bass Bass fishing has been slow. We encourage anglers to keep the small bass they catch, since Elvis Presley Lake is bass-crowded.
Crappie Crappie fishing is fair. Most crappie are suspended deep around underwater brushtops and along the dam.
Bream Not much to report on bream fishing; the bite has been very slow. Waxworms, redworms, and crickets tightlined on the bottom seem to be working the best. Fly-fishing has produced some nice Bluegill as well.
Catfish Not much action for catfish. Livers tightlined on the bottom are a good choice. Nightcrawlers and commercial catfish bait will also work well.

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:

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.

Elvis Presley Depth Map


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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