Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 4/23/2018 2:26:59 PM

Surface water temps are in the mid 60’s. The bass reports are good with fish in all stages of the spawn. This weekend’s full moon should push even more fish shallow. Most bass are coming shallow flats and in the backs of coves. Anglers are throwing Texas-rigged soft plastics for bedding fish, with senkos and flukes also producing a few bites. Spinnerbaits and crankbaits are good lure choices on windy days around the points leading to spawning areas. Crappie fishing is good. Most fish are being caught around offshore brushtops with a few fish being caught around the piers. Jigs and minnows are both working. The bream bite is starting to pick up. Red worms and crickets are producing decent catches around traditional bedding areas in 5 – 7 ft of water. Right now is a good time to catch some quality sized bream. Look for a few redear to start spawning this weekend. The catfish bite is fair. Anglers are targeting drop-offs around the 10 – 12 ft depth range with cutbait or nightcrawlers.


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'

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