Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 10/16/2017 10:53:09 AM

While the bite for just about everything is fair this week, look for the activity to really start picking up as the water temps start to really fall with the cool nights forecasted. For crappie, anglers are targeting any brushtops/cover in 18 – 20 ft of water. Most anglers are choosing to using tiny jigs, deer hair seems to be a popular choice. Jigs or minnows may get you the bites on any given day. The bass anglers are targeting main lake and secondary points with some success. Crankbaits, willow leafed spinnerbaits/roostertails, and Texas/Carolina-rigged plastics are popular bait choices. Look for schools of bait, the bass won’t be far away. If you feel you’re around fish, but not getting bit; slow down and downsize your presentation. Bream anglers are finding some nice fish by hitting the creek channel in the upper end of the lake close to the old road bed. Tightlined redworms in 8 – 10 ft. seems to be the technique of choice. For catfish, tightlining liver and nightcrawlers in 10 – 18 ft of water should yield the best results. Also try fishing next to any laydowns near deep water.


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

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