Fishing ReportElvis Presley Lake - 4/16/2018 10:40:33 AM
The cold front and accompanying rain slowed fishing traffic down this past weekend. Surface water temps have dropped into the high 50’s, but should warm up this week. Bass anglers are reporting a fair bite. Anglers are throwing a crankbaits, jerkbaits and spinnerbaits for those fish not spawning. For those fish near or on the bed, anglers are using Texas-rigged and shakeyhead plastics. Crappie anglers are reporting catching fish in 10 – 14 ft of water on both minnows and jigs. The bream are starting to move shallow as well for the spawn. Most anglers are tight lining worms in 4 – 10 ft of water around cover. Beetle spins and/or road runners are lures you can catch all three species on. The catfish bite is fair. Anglers are tight lining liver or nightcrawlers in 12 – 18 ft of water, particularly around drop-offs.
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 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'