Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Ferguson - 9/10/2019 10:47:55 AM


River Stage

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

Mississippi River Stages



Bass anglers are have been having a lot of success in recent days. Look for fish to be in water less than 10 feet deep near structure along the shoreline. Good bait choices include slowly fished spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Try fishing around the rip rap banks and piers on the north eastern shoreline.  Some anglers are even having some success from the banks. The best fishing is often during this time, on a slow fall of the Mississippi River. Anglers are having the most success early mornings, before temperatures are too hot.



For bream, look for fish in water 4-8 feet deep, especially around logs brush tops, or other structure. Most anglers use crickets, but red worms are also a good bait choice.  Bream fishing is usually the best early mornings and late evenings during this time of the year.



Crappie should be associated with submerged brush tops, lay downs, or other structure in water 8-16 feet deep. Crappie fishing is usually pretty slow during this time, however most crappie anglers at Ferguson this time of year troll with jigs or minnows.



For catfish, try tightlining or fishing trotlines along the shoreline near the grain elevators.  Blues, channels, and flatheads are all present in Lake Ferguson.  Best baits for blues and channels should be nightcrawlers or chicken liver. 


Silver Carp

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. 



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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