Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Elvis Presley Lake - 5/22/2018 3:04:47 PM

The bream bite continues to be good. The spawn will be on-again/off-again over the next few months. Multiple techniques are working. Casting roadrunners and beetlespins are good ways to locate possible bream beds. Once found, cork fishing or tight lining worms and/or crickets work very well. Look for areas that are relatively flat with a sandy or gravel bottom for best results. The catfish reports are fair to good with a both blue and channel cats showing up in 4 – 10 ft of water close to bream beds. Liver and nightcrawlers fished on a tight line are both catching fish. The bass bite remains fair, with points holding the most fish. Senkos and small finesse worms are catching bass in the coves around bream beds and buzzbaits, frogs and other topwater baits are good choices in the upper end of the lake around the small lily pads. As the heat of summer starts rising, look for the bite to move deeper during the day. Techniques like Texas/Carolina-rigged plastics, drop-shots and shakeyheads fished close to structure like drop-offs and creek channels will work. No crappie report as of late.  


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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