Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Ferguson - 2/21/2018 2:40:01 PM


The MS river is currently at 27 feet on the Greenville gauge.

Not many anglers are fishing Lake Ferguson right now. The few that have been out say that crappie bite is decent trolling in the deep areas of the lake. A few bass have been caught on the north end by the piers later in the afternoon.

For bass try targeting the northern areas of the lake, including around the upper lake, the stump field, around sandbars or inflowing ditches, or along steep rip-rap banks.  Jigs, brush hogs, or spinnerbaits are all good bait choices. In colder weather try slow fishing using suspended crankbaits.

For bream focus on the rip rap banks along the eastern shore as well as any shallow structure. Using crickets is a good choice of bait.

For catfish, try fishing trotlines baited with nightcrawlers or cut bait along mudflats or around the grain elevators, especially those that area actively loading grain, or fish deeper water tightlining with a rod and reel with the same baits or chicken livers.



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

2016 Lake Ferguson 4ft Map -SMALL


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