Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 6/24/2019 9:52:50 AM

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The hot weather has kept anglers fishing early morning and late evening hours.  Topwaters, crankbaits, and weightless soft plastics have been the best lure choices.  Look for bass on the points and in the coves.  We encourage anglers to keep the small bass they catch, since Elvis Presley Lake is bass-crowded.




Bream fishing has been fair, with a few being caught off of beds on crickets and worms.  Boat anglers are having the most luck, but bank anglers are catching a few on crickets. 




Crappie fishing has picked up a little lately.  Anglers fishing in deep water near the dam have been catching 8-10 a day on live minnows. Also try around the brush tops (See the fish attractor coordinates below).




The catfish bite is fair; bream anglers are catching a fair number of catfish. Both bank and boat anglers have been doing well.  Chicken livers have been working well, along with nightcrawlers.


A depth map of Elvis Presley Lake can be found at the following link:  Elvis Presley depth map

Fishing regulations


Lengths to Release:
Catfish:  no length limit

Creel Limit (per person, per day):
Catfish: 10

Statewide creel limits apply to all other fish species.

Additional Information:
Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.

Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed from the bank or boats which are in compliance with state and coast guard regulations.


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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