Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 9/17/2018 2:57:20 PM



The bass bite is slow to fair. Anglers continue to target bass during the twilight hours of the morning or evening. The deeper pockets and points are popular areas. Various topwater lures like poppers and walking style baits seem to be working. Try a weight less soft plastic presentation if the fish aren’t committed to hitting a topwater lure. During the day, Texas/Carolina-rigged soft plastics, shakeyheads, and finesse jigs are good options around the deeper points, creek channels, or brush tops.




Anglers are targeting deeper, shoreline cover close to traditional bedding areas with red worms and crickets. Also try around the fishing piers as the shade and cover are attractants to the fish. Tight lining seems to be the preferred technique, but a cork presentation may also get some bites.




The crappie bite is fair to good. Anglers are targeting the deeper waters along the dam near the drain structure and around deep, off shore structure with any cover. Try both minnows and jigs to see which the fish prefer.




The catfish bite is fair. Tight lining liver and/or night crawlers is the most popular technique. Target some of the deeper laydowns in the tornado damaged coves and around the piers. Most catfish angling is occurring in the evening hours around sunset.


A 5.5 pound bass caught by Corey Mauney earlier this summer.



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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