Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Ferguson - 5/25/2023 9:26:29 AM
Species Detail
Bass Bass fishing at Lake Ferguson usually begins to pick up earlier in the year compared to other lakes around. Take a slower approach. Suspended crank baits, spinner baits, and worms are a good choice. Just fish them slow this time of year. Target deeper areas with underwater cover.
Crappie With water temperatures starting to warm, also expect crappie activity start to pick up. Around this time anglers are still trolling deeper areas of the lake. Look for any structure in the lake and try various depths. Using jigs or minnows is a good choice.
Bream Bream fishing is still slow at this time. However, look for activity to pick up with warmer weather on the way. Try using redworms at different depths.
Catfish Catfishing is also slow at this time. Look for catfish to become more active with water temps starting to heat up. Try fishing near the bottom with liver, nightcrawlers, or cut bait.

Special Fishing Regulations


Species Type Length To Release

Creel Limits (per person, per day)

Type Amount Additional Information

Water Level


Mississippi River Stages

Additional Information

Lake 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.

Please be aware that silver carp are very abundant in Lake Ferguson and may jump out of the water and collide with boater, skiers, and anglers.


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