Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 4/16/2019 9:50:53 AM



No current reports on bass.  Try soft plastics and shallow-diving crankbaits.




No current reports on bream, but tight lining meal worms or red worms along deeper shoreline cover is a good technique right now. Also try around the fishing piers and along the road bed in the upper end of the lake.




Crappie fishing is slow, with few crappie being caught. If you're fishing from the bank, target the laydowns in the day use areas. Anglers are using both vertical presentations and casting presentations around visible cover along the shoreline. Both minnows and jigs are catching fish. Contrasting colored jigs generally work better in dirty water conditions.




No current reports on catfish.  Target some of the deeper laydowns in the pockets, the creek channel, and around the fishing piers with worms, chicken livers, or your favorite commercial catfish bait.


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

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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