Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Ferguson - 5/16/2018 3:11:28 PM


River Stage

As of 5/16 the MS River Stage at Greenville is at 35 ft.  The water should stay steady for several days and then begin a slow fall.

For current river stages and forecasts click on the following link:

Mississippi River Stages


Fishing effort has been very low all spring due to high water, but fish should now be more concentrated and the bite will likely be good.



Target bass in water less than 10 feet deep near structure.  Good bait choices include soft plastic worms or lizards, or crankbaits....a topwater lure may produce good fish too, especially early in the day.  Try fishing around the rip rap banks and piers on the north eastern shoreline.



Bream should be shallow and beginning to form spawning beds.  Look for fish in water less than 6 feet deep, especially around logs brush tops, or other structure near the shoreline.  Most anglers use crickets, but red worms are also a good bait choice. 



Crappie should be suspended out in deeper areas of the lake.  Most crappie anglers at Ferguson this time of year troll with jigs or minnows.



Lake Ferguson is located in the city of Greenville, MS, inside the MS river levee. A public boat ramp is located next to the casinos. From Hwy 1 take Alexander St. west until you go over the levee and see the casinos. From Hwy 82 take Main St. west, which will also run you into the levee, casinos, and boat ramp.


Depth Map

Use the following link to see a larger and printable version of the map: Ferguson 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.


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